Office planning application for Bloomberg new headquarters in the City of London

The office planning application for the new office building was prepared by Bloomberg with architects Fosters & Partners.  Called Bloomberg Place, the office planning application has been put to the City of London which is now displaying the plans.

The office planning application includes two buildings with over 600,000 sq/ft of office space. The buildings will be restricted to 10-storeys high to maintain the views of St. Pauls.

The largest office building will comprise 40o,000 sq ft of office space, and will be for all Bloomberg London office headquarters operations. It will also include an 18,913 sq ft retail arcade lined with restaurants and shops which Bloomberg said will become a “dining and retail hub in this part of the City”, according to EGi.

The second building will comprise over 200,000 sq ft of office space, and will be developed speculatively for Bloomberg for its eventual occupation, but subleased initially. It will also contain 10,000 sq ft of retail space. The two buildings will be linked by bridges at various floor levels.

Bloomberg has been talking to affected parties on early designs since January this year. Since then the company has met with the City of London Corporation, Greater London Authority, English Heritage, Transport for London, London Underground and local residents.

Plans include a new entrance to Bank underground station as part of the development of the site over  three acres. The site is bounded by Queen Victoria Street, Bucklersbury, Walbrook, Cannon Street and Queen Street, in central London.

This office planning application comes at a time when office lettings have been increasing in London and some impressive new buildings. The Shard have been attracting big office moves in London.