Mixed-use redevelopment by Allies & Morrison near US embassy will include aerial walkways

CLS has revealed initial proposals by Allies & Morrison for a £250m redevelopment of its 2.9-acre headquarters building at Vauxhall Cross in London, close to the planned new US embassy.

Located next to Vauxhall train, underground and bus stations, the mixed-use development will include 200,000 sq ft of offices and 80,000 sq ft of retail, as well as leisure and residential elements.

A public square, a cinema, restaurants and a 300-bed hotel will be included, while the housing element will comprise 240 units of student housing and two 40-storey towers of apartments.

The plans also include a network of eight aerial walkways for pedestrians, called the “Linear Walk”, linking the different sites and streets around Vauxhall Cross.

The scheme will be submitted for detailed planning approval late this year, the London-based developer and investment firm said. Completion is scheduled for 2016 or 2017, around the same time as the US embassy.

CLS chief executive Richard Tice said in a statement: “These significant regeneration plans can provide Vauxhall with a new public square the size of Paternoster Square and establish the area as the next major London growth zone, just over a mile from the Houses of Parliament.”

An exhibition open to the public will be held on 11-12 February on 19th floor of the Market Towers building, which overlooks the site.