30 South Colonnade, a highly prominent building in the heart of the Canary Wharf Estate, was acquired in May 2019 by Quadrant Estates. The 300,000 sq. ft office building required a major refurbishment and repositioning following the vacation of long terms tenants Thomson Reuters.
The Client wanted to deliver a best in class Grade A office-led scheme in an existing building but remodelling it so it looked new and fresh. Securing planning permission promptly was a core requirement.
Role Of DP9
DP9 was appointed upon acquisition of the site to advise on all planning matters and as an agent to Quadrant Estates. DP9 led the project, devising the planning strategy and leading the negotiations with London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The key challenges revolved around two core areas of focus; in the first instance securing 9,733sqm additional accommodation from just a two storey extension. And secondarily the remodelling of the existing space to prioritise the quality of the accommodation over quantity and including the provision of affordable workspace.
Highly prominent Canary Wharf office refurbishment
A founding member of DP9 in 2004, Barnaby has over 30 years’ experience advising on development opportunities for International and UK investors, developers and occupiers across private and public sectors. Barnaby specialises in complex development schemes in London and the South East including major commercial and residential developments and those involving listed buildings and conservation areas. Barnaby also takes an active role in industry bodies such as the City Architecture Forum and City Property Association.
Key DP9 Projects
Harri joined DP9 in 2019 and is a planning consultant with over 4 years’ experience. In his current role, he is responsible for advising developers and occupiers across both private and public sectors on town planning matters. He plays a leading role in managing, coordinating and submitting planning applications for commercial, residential and mixed use schemes.