Sellar and Great Western Developments’ redevelopment of former Royal Mail sorting office will create 200 homes

Royal Mail sorting office

Shard developer Sellar and Great Western Developments have unveiled proposals to transform a former Royal Mail sorting office next to London’s Paddington station into a new skyscraper and mixed-use scheme.

The development, called 31 London Street, will comprise a 65-storey tower of 200 homes and 150,000ft2 of office space, and over an acre of new public realm.

It will also provide 50,000ft2 of retail space and an open-air roof garden, inspired by Kew Gardens and London’s garden squares, which will offer panoramic views of London.

A planning application is expected to be submitted before the end of the year. Work is due to finish by early 2019.