FOI request detail

Soho Place- 1-23 Oxford Street, 157-165 Charing Cross Rd, 1-6 Falconberg Mews, Westminster, London, W1T 2HF

Request ID: FOI-1032-2021
Date published: 01 October 2020

You asked

To whom it may concern, Soho Place- 1-23 Oxford Street, 157-165 Charing Cross Rd, 1-6 Falconberg Mews, Westminster, London, W1T 2HF I am writing to request a project directory which includes a list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the regeneration of Tottenham Court Road and the east end of Oxford Street, including the former Astoria site. The scheme will be located over each ticket hall of the integrated Tottenham Court Road station and will include 46,451 sqm of premium retail, office and residential accommodation over four blocks. The development will also include a new theatre to replace the former Astoria Theatre. The associated work will include infrastructure, enabling works, sewer systems, access roads and landscaping. The proposals for the four blocks include: - Site A (sits on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, opposite Centre Point) - Demolition of the remaining facades of 17-23 Oxford Street and development of a ground, plus eight storey office building above the London Underground station and new retail floor space at basement, ground and first floor levels, together with a brand new public realm. The site provides nearly 28,149 sqm of space of which 24,340 sqm is office accommodation and 3,809 sqm is retail space. - Site B (located south of Site A on Charing Cross Road) - Development of a ground plus eight storey building to include a new West End theatre and ancillary uses, office floor space at upper levels, a new public realm including a pedestrianised Sutton Row to integrate with the new public realm. Site B approximately 8,036 sqm of space of which 3,809 sqm is a theatre and 4,227 sqm is office accommodation. - Sites C and D - Over-site Development comprising two buildings and providing 92 residential units facing Oxford Street above the Crossrail ticket hall. These sites will provide approximately 9,754 sqm of residential space and a further 1,114 sqm of retail space on basement, ground and mezzanine floors, fronting Oxford Street, Dean Street and Fareham Street. Please may I request this due to the freedom of information act 2000.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1027-2021/GH – FOI-1036-2021/GH

Thank you for your 10 requests received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 September 2020 asking for project directories for various developments and upgrade works.

Your requests have been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. However, to provide the information you have requested would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with requests if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. In this instance, we estimate that the time required to answer your request would exceed 18 hours which, at £25 per hour (the rate stipulated by the Regulations), exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’.

The information requested across all of your requests is very broad, and would require many different areas of TfL to spend a significant amount of time identifying, locating and compiling the requested information. To help bring the cost of responding to your requests within the £450 limit, you may wish to consider refining your requests to concentrate on matters which are of most importance to you.

If you are considering submitting further FOI requests please think carefully about whether the requests are essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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