AHMM gets approval for new West End theatre

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Westminster Council has approved plans designed by AHMM for a mixed-use scheme in central London, including the West End’s first new theatre in 30 years.

The scheme, for Derwent London, includes two nine-storey buildings between Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street, on the site formerly occupied by the Astoria and the Mean Fiddler. Both venues closed following compulsory purchase of the buildings to make way for Crossrail.

The larger building, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, will include the station entrance, retail and office space. A smaller building to the south will include the theatre, with office space above.

Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council said: “For years London’s Theatreland has been one of the city’s top attractions for visitors from around the world, and this flagship scheme marks a significant investment in the city and will play an important role in the regeneration of east Oxford Street.”