One of the pivotal projects at the new York Central development is taking shape.
These are the designs for a government hub on the brownfield site behind the station.
The plans are the latest to be revealed as work to develop the 111 acre site progresses.
According to planning documents, the government hub “has the potential to deliver a modern workplace for circa 2,600 full-time employees, brought forward as part of the ‘Government Hubs Programme’.
“It presents an exciting opportunity for the government to invest in infrastructure, innovation and people through large-scale infrastructure and capital investments in cities other than London.
“Sustainability is at the heart of the design, promoting modern and flexible ways of working which make the building adaptable for future generations.”
The six storey building – plus a basement – will include retail and a coffee shop on the ground floor.
A design panel advised on the look of the building, asking that it would “provide a genuine sense of ‘Yorkness’, as this would root the building into its unique context”.
A design statement says “The top, middle and base is developed with three key elements: a contemporary colonnade housing the main building entrance and retail unit (coffee shop), the asymmetrical composition and the amenity terrace providing activation at the top floor.”
You can see the full plans here.