British Library extension win / by Nikki Barton

City Architecture Office have supported Stanhope & Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in the winning bid for an extension to the British Library, to be built on a 2.8 acre site to the north of its Grade 1 Listed building at St Pancras in London. The site will be developed with Stanhope, the property developers, and will be a major new centre for commerce, knowledge and research.

The development will also include new commercial space for organisations and companies that wish to be located at the heart of London's Knowledge Quarter, close to the Francis Crick Institute and the other knowledge-based companies, research organisations, amenities and transport links located at King’s Cross and St Pancras.

City Architecture Office will continue to provide infrastructure advice in relation to the integration of Crossrail 2 station proposals.

The Stanhope consortium was appointed following a Competitive Dialogue procurement process that began in late 2015.

Stanhope have 30 years’ experience of developing complex central London projects, including Broadgate, Paternoster Square and the Tate Modern Switch House building. Stanhope are backed by strong financial partners and current projects include the regeneration of Television Centre, White City.