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Hines Secures Planning Consent for Mixed-Use Scheme on London’s Oxford Street

Real estate firm Hines has secured planning consent from Westminster City Council for its proposed flagship mixed-use retail and office scheme in the heart of London’s West End, located with dual frontage to both 80 New Bond Street and 325 Oxford Street.

The highly sought after 37,414-square-foot building arranged over lower ground, ground and six upper floors was acquired on behalf of the Hines European Value Fund 2 (HEVF 2) in February 2020.  The scheme will provide a total office area of 31,000 square feet NIA (Net Internal Area) with floorplates ranging from 3,000 to 6,500 square feet NIA, and a large communal roof terrace of 1,100 square feet.  The office entrance will be repositioned on to Dering Streetincorporating a dedicated, spacious reception area.

Jake Walsh, managing director of Hines UK, said: “We’re pleased to receive planning consent which gives us the green light to proceed with our exciting plans for this development. It is probably the best micro-location in London’s West End, with Oxford Street and Bond Street amongst the world’s most iconic and popular retail streets. The double height shop fronts will provide a unique shop window for any global brand in an unparalleled location.”

The planning consent will enable Hines to proceed with plans for a remodeled scheme, which will retain a significant retail presence at ground and first floor level, transforming it into double-height space to meet the exacting requirements of contemporary retail occupiers. The refurbishment work will begin this summer with full completion and the retail and office units ready for occupation anticipated in the spring of 2023.