Site was home to controversial 72-storey Paddington Pole
A fresh public consultation on revised plans for the site of Renzo Piano’s abandoned Paddington Pole in west London is due to be launched later this month.
Now renamed the Paddington Quarter, developer Sellar Property, which is working on the scheme with Great Western Development, a subsidiary of Singapore firm Hotel Properties, said it will hold the consultation on 24, 25 and 27 June. Piano is still the architect on the scheme.
In a statement, Sellar said it expected to submit a new planning application to Westminster council by the end of September.
Sellar Paddington’s commercial director Caroline Sellar said it would be committing £65m in private investment to improve transport and infrastructure at the site.
She added: “We are working hard to produce a scheme that enhances the Paddington area through an exciting mix of uses, public amenities and public realm that residents, commuters and visitors will want to visit and dwell in.”
In February, Sellar pulled the original scheme – which featured a 72-storey tower (pictured) by Piano at its heart.
The 254m high scheme by Piano – who had previously said the only way to regenerate the area was to build a tall tower – had attracted fierce opposition with architects Terry Farrell and Ed Jones among hundreds who posted comments on the application. An online petition attracted more than 1,800 signatures.
Developer Irvine Sellar said he had listened to the concerns about “the height and impact of the tower element of the scheme on the local area” and that the decision had been taken “following high level discussions” between the leader and deputy leader of Westminster council.
The project, which featured a new Bakerloo tube station, offices, new public piazzas and 691 homes, was also attacked by English Heritage, the Victorian Society, the Royal Parks and local MP Karen Buck.
The public meetings will be held at 124-148 Praed Street W2 1AA, during the following times:
Friday 24 June from 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 25 June from 10 am to 4 pm
Monday 27 June from 2 pm to 8 pm