Work involves refurbishing 1906 station along with adding extra storey of office space

Plans by architect Gort Scott to refurbish Covent Garden tube station and add an extra storey of office space on the development above it have been OK’d by Westminster planners.

The two-storey station, grade II listed and in a conservation area, was designed as a plinth to enable future over-development. Offices were duly added in the 1960s and refurbished in the 1980s.

The project for Transport for London involves adding a single storey of office space to the building as well as refurbishing the 1906 station designed by architect Leslie Green and known for its oxblood red tiled facade. The current offices will also be spruced up.

Others working on the plans include structural engineer Elliott Wood, cost consultant Arcadis and heritage consultant Portico.

Consented Covent Garden Tube scheme by Gort Scott

How the new scheme will look