Orms set for Oxford Street go-ahead

Orms Architects  proposals for  Wells House, at the junction of Oxford Street and Wells Street

West End redevelopment plans recommended for approval

Orms Architects’ plans to replace a seven-storey 1960s block on London’s Oxford Street with a significantly bigger structure are set for approval by Westminster City Council.

The practice’s proposals for a corner site at the junction of the shopping Mecca and Wells Street will deliver a new 10-storey building with 40% more floorspace than the existing structures, and are the latest in a line of major projects at the eastern end of Oxford Street.

In January Orms won planning permission to demolish a different corner building in the area – Oxford House – and replace it with a new development with 50% more floorspace. Another nearby scheme by Hopkins Architects has now been endorsed by the city council three times following challenges from the Victorian Society to the authority’s handling of the applicaiton.

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