Preparation for the Shibuya Station Sakuragaoka Exit District Redevelopment is scheduled to start in January 2019. Demolition of the existing buildings will start in January, with construction of the new buildings to begin in 2020. Completion is expected by late 2023.
The Tokyu Plaza Shibuya building to the west of Shibuya Station will be demolished in 2015 and replaced with a larger mixed and retail development.
The 9-storey multi-tenant retail building, which was originally called the Shibuya Tokyu Building, opened in 1965. In celebration of its 50 year history, a number of stores will be holding special sales from January to March 2015, while some of the restaurants which have been in operation since the building opened will prepare special menu items. A temporary gallery with photos of the Shibuya area over the past five decades is also scheduled to open from the end of January.
Details of the Shibuya Station Sakuragaoka Entrance Redevelopment were recently made announced. As part of the major redevelopment of the Shibuya Station redevelopment, the Sakuragaoka Entrance Redevelopment located to the south-west side of the station will include two office buildings and a 32-storey mixed-use residential/commercial building.
On June 17, Tokyu Corporation and JR announced that internationally renowned architectural firm Kengo Kuma and Associates will be designing part of the new Shibuya Station area redevelopment.