PLP-designed scheme due to finish next autumn

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Mace is set to start work later this spring on a £120m scheme to build a new office block over the Farringdon Crossrail station in the City of London.

The six-storey scheme will be built over the station’s eastern ticket hall on Lindsey Street and will feature 15,500sq m of office space. A number of retail units are planned for the ground floor level.

Designed by 22 Bishopsgate architect PLP, the site is bounded by the Smithfield Conservation Area to the west and the Charterhouse Square Conservation Area to the east and to the north.

The architect said the block was “designed to reflect the style proportions and colour palette of architecture in the area and complement neighbouring buildings”, including the adjacent Grade II* listed Smithfield market.

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Work is due to finish next October.

The scheme is being developed by Helical which is behind the nearby £165m Barts Square mixed-use scheme that was being built by Carillion.

After Carillion went bust in January, Helical drafted in Mace to complete the office scheme called One Bartholomew Close, while McLaren took over the residential element.