Robin Partington Architects has the green light to replace Richard Seifert’s 1972 International Press Centre on Shoe Lane in London
The 1 New Street Square for Land Securities.development will create around 30,000m² of office space together with new restaurants and shops.
The 60m-tall 1970s tower is one of three buildings that will cleared on the site south of Holborn Circus.
Colette O’Shea, head of development, London Portfolio, Land Securities, said: ‘New Street Square has become an important London location and has helped put Midtown on the map. 1 New Street Square will be a natural extension to the area, making it even more attractive to potential occupiers. It will bring much needed grade A office space to London in 2016 and help maintain London’s reputation as an attractive place to work.’
Work is expected to start in 2013 and complete in 2016.