The site occupies a prominent location adjacent and integral to High Street Kensington Underground Station and is surrounded by a number of listed buildings. Originally a concrete fronted office and retail space constructed in the 1970’s, the building was deemed to be negatively contributing to the neighbouring townscape. Remodelling the existing building to improve the facilities, façade and connectivity to the underground were essential.
The Client sought to significantly increase office floorspace and connectivity to the underground station whilst also improving the retail provision and design.
Role of DP9
DP9 were employed to advise and develop proposals for submission and also acted post approval on delivery, additional amendments and discharge of conditions. Recognising the local council’s objective to ensure active and viable town centres through the inclusion of new and vibrant retail spaces was key to a positive outcome.
The proximity and integration of High Street Kensington Underground Station within this proposal provided a significant challenge due to the wider number of stakeholders concerned. The final scheme included a new retail passage linking to the existing station retail arcade.
Major office space remodel restoring historic street line
Hugh is a founding partner of DP9. Hugh has specialised in all aspects of planning and development work with a particular emphasis on negotiating planning consent for and co-ordinating major development projects in London and the south east.
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Marcus joined DP9 in 2020 having worked in a previous role as a planning consultant in Kent. Since joining DP9 the company have sponsored Marcus through his postgraduate degree in Spatial Planning at University College London, which he has now completed and is working towards obtaining Chartership status. Marcus works on a number of Masterplan schemes across London, as well as a wide range of smaller schemes.