Final Shell Centre proposals revealed
Squire & Partners masterplan includes seven buildings
A team of architects led by masterplanner Squire & Partners is set to submit plans to overhaul the Shell Centre site on London’s South Bank.
The proposals have the existing Shell Centre at their heart and include seven buildings by KPF, Patel Taylor, Grid Architects, Stanton Williams and Squire & Partners, while the landscaping and public realm is being designed by Townshend Landscape Architects.
Chelsea Barracks developer Qatari Diar is working with Canary Wharf Group on the plans, which will see 75,000sq m of office space created.
The plans also include retail units, restaurants, cafes and 75,000sq m of residential space for 790 new homes. Chicheley Street will be widened to open up the approach to the London Eye and a new square and on-site energy centre are also proposed. New pedestrian links to Waterloo station and the South Bank are also included.
Qatari Diar chief executive Mohammed bin Ali Al Hedfa said: “Our aim is to enhance an area in need of a renaissance, with a new mixed use development of which London can be truly proud. We are confident that our proposed development will put a reinvigorated South Bank at its rightful place, at the Capital’s heart.”
The development is scheduled for completion in 2019.