The designs put forward for the redevelopment of the Marble Arch Tower have been given the go-ahead by Westminster City Council. Originally displayed back in November the designs, by Rafael Vinoly, are set to be undertaken by developer Almacantar.
The plans were strongly critiqued by both the Marylebone Association and the Royal Parks Agency. In spite of these objections Westminster Council have given the development the green light.
Almacantar, who also own the Centre Point Tower, have been seeking to redevelop it since its purchase for £80 million in 2011. The plans show two towers that will have a mix of retail, offices and apartments. Development costs are set to be in the region of £500 million.
With work set to begin in 2015 it is not known how long construction will take. It is one of a few recent developments that are set to modernize Marylebone. For more details on the plans visit the Marble Arch Tower website.