HB Reavis submits planning application for Elizabeth House redevelopment in UK

WCN Editorial Team 13 May 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Luxembourg-based real estate developer HB Reavis has submitted plans to Lambeth London Borough Council for the redevelopment of the company’s Elizabeth House site in Waterloo, central London.

The proposed scheme involving the redevelopment of Elizabeth House has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and is intended to deliver approximately 1.2m ft² of workspace, new retail space and a transformed public realm next to Waterloo Station, one of the busiest railway stations in the UK.

A major feature of the plan is a one-acre garden promenade, which will be directly connected to Waterloo Station and benefit the 100 million users of the station each year.

Furthermore, a new public route, Waterloo Curve, will be constructed to provide a new pedestrian street for the area. The street will be lined with shops and cafés.

After acquiring the building in May 2017, HB Reavis has received support for the redevelopment plans from local stakeholders and community groups, particularly during the consultation programme.

Subject to planning permission, the development is expected to bring approximately 11,000 jobs to the area.

The proposed scheme is also expected to support a variety of workspaces to create an ecosystem of occupiers within the building and an employment, training and skills package for local people.

HB Reavis has appointed AHMM as the design partner for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House in 2017.

At the time of appointment as the design partner, AHMM said that the team is keen on delivering a project that will be of lasting benefit to Waterloo, Lambeth and London.

It said that the project will create a contemporary office-led development that will support thousands of jobs and provide public realm improvements for the people who visit and travel through Waterloo.

AHMM, which has offices in London, Bristol and Oklahoma City, has already executed several projects, including the BBC Television Centre, the Barbican, White Collar Factory, and New Scotland Yard, in addition to new commercial, residential and education developments.

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Image: AHMM’s rendering of Elizabeth House redevelopment in Waterloo, London. Courtesy of HB Reavis Holding S.à r.l.

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