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British Library Submits Planning Application for Extension

British Library Submits Planning Application for Extension
12 April 2022

Plans for the extension to the Grade I listed building at St Pancras have been submitted to Camden Council.

The British Library, alongside partners Stanhope plc and Mitsui Fudosan UK Ltd (SMBL), have been consulting on development plans since 2019.

The planning application, which is available to view and comment on via the Camden Council website,  includes details of how the extension aims to benefit the local community and open up the British Library to the northeast and west.


New HQ for The Alan Turing Institute


New publicly accessible spaces, squares and routes will be created to connect the Library to Somers Town and St Pancras, and the extension will provide a new headquarters for The Alan Turing Institute, the UK national centre for data science and artificial intelligence.

The extension will also feature new flexible spaces, including new cultural, learning and event spaces and enhanced facilities to support anyone starting or growing new businesses.

The site will additionally support the future creation of a new underground station for Crossrail 2 by connecting Euston and St Pancras.

It is anticipated that a decision will be made by Camden Council in autumn 2022.

Picture: a render showing the proposed exterior of the extension to The British Library. Image Credit: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 April 2022


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