UK REIT British Land and the Blackstone Group have submitted a planning application for the improvement of Broadgate Circle in the City of London.
The proposals represent a significant investment in Broadgate's public realm and retail facilities which will be expanded to include seven restaurant and retail units at lower ground level, six new kiosks, as well as new leisure uses such as bespoke health and fitness in the basement.
English Heritage has confirmed that the proposals would safeguard the architectural significance of the structure and would gain their support.
'The proposals for Broadgate Circle are designed to enhance the public amenity and structure at the heart of Broadgate, whilst preserving its essential character,' said Tim Roberts, of British Land. The project represents a 'significant investment in the public realm to create a much livelier and active social and civic space', he added.