5 Kingdom Street

London, W2
British Land
Planning consent 2021
700,000 sq ft GIA
Office, retail, leisure, events and public realm

Allies and Morrison, Architects

Ramboll, Structural and building services engineers

Gardiner & Theobald, Cost consultants

CBRE, Planning consultants

5 Kingdom Street is a 700,000 sq ft commercial office scheme, bookending the development of Paddington Central campus adjacent to Paddington Station.

The building proposes 18 levels of large, flexible commercial office floorplates topped with a spacious and protected roof terrace with outstanding views. Bound by an elevated carriageway, a bridge and railway tracks, the design offers a new local landmark but focuses on community integration and vitalisation. The ground level provides a new route between the neighbourhood to the north and the campus, with a triple-height winter garden en route. Below the building, the scheme transforms the former Crossrail logistics area into ‘The Box’, providing 80,000 sq ft of flexible space for affordable workspace, leisure, food and events. 

Related projects
Paddington CentralPaddington Central Public Realm Enhancements, 4 Kingdom Street, Paddington Gateway

Project highlights

  • Enhancing connectivity in an area constrained by infrastructure
  • Incorporating and transforming disused space into leisure, event and office spaces
  • Providing additional internal and external public realm
  • Increasing area by 50% over previously consented scheme