Three buildings are latest development at White City Place
Allies & Morrison has won planning for three buildings on a 7ha plot at White City Place in west London, a site it has been working on since around 2003.
Together the three buildings on the Gateway site will provide more than 100,000sq m of mostly office space.
The tallest of the trio, at 21 storeys, will be at the eastern edge of the site and will front on to the newly created Arrival Square and Wood Lane. It will contain 56,463sq m of work space above ground floor retail and restaurants.
The central building will rise from four to 12 storeys and contain 35,226sq m of office space, again above retail.
The western-most building will also contain offices, but will be much smaller, at just four storeys and 2,917sq m.
The scheme, for Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, will include landscaping and a co-working area with at least 180 low-cost start-up desks for local businesses and residents.
The three Gateway buildings will join the six existing buildings at White City Place, which was designed as facilities for the BBC until it relocated many of its staff to other parts of the country.
Allies & Morrison’s 2004 MediaWorks and Scott Brownrigg’s 1990 WestWorks have been refurbished and are being let. A&M’s 2004 Garden House has been let to the Royal College of Art for its schools of communication and humanities. The Broadcast Centre, Energy Centre and Lighthouse buildings, also designed by A&M, have been pre-let to the BBC and house more than 3,000 staff.
White City Place is part of the wider redevelopment of White City which was kick-started by the arrival of Westfield and now includes a campus for Imperial College and the £1 billion AHMM-led project to convert Television Centre into housing and other uses. Other architects working on that scheme are dRMM, Duggan Morris, Maccreannor Lavington and HOK.