Planning permission has been granted for construction of the first stand-alone office building to be built at Heathrow since 2001.
Arora Group, which now manages more than 750,000 sqft of office space at the airport, will construct the 250,000 sqft The World Business Centre 4 (WBC4).
Arora has a strong presence in the Heathrow area, including two existing World Business Centre buildings under its management as well as the Compass Centre, which is Heathrow Airport’s HQ.
This announcement follows Arora Group announcements earlier this year regarding the development of two new hotels, directly connected to London Heathrow Terminal 4 – the Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow Terminal 4 and Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow Terminal 4, the purchase of the franchise and the occupational lease of Hilton London Stansted, and the opening of the landmark InterContinental London – The O2. With these developments and on top of managing 1,000,000 sqft of office space, the Arora Group has eight hotels with 3,200 bedrooms and 2,300,000 sqft of hotel property in the UK.
Surinder Arora, founder and chairman of the Arora Group said:
“With WBC4, we are building on our existing geographical advantage in the Heathrow area and are delighted that Arora’s Grove Developments business is involved at this early stage of the project’s delivery as the group leverages its end-to-end development capability.
“It is still early days in this project, which is set to be the first stand-alone office building to be built in Heathrow since 2001, however we are much encouraged to have reached this key milestone for the Group.”