Planning Approval For Amendments To New Build Clerkenwell Green.

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In 2020 we received planning permission from Islington Council for the construction of a new 30,000sqft office building in the Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area on a site fronting Clerkenwell Green. Like many projects over the last few years, the economic climate meant the possibility of constructing the building looked limited.

We have worked hard with a top consultant team to optimise the scheme, targeting an efficient design and construction approach that drives down cost and a building that maximises efficiency and value through quality.

The planning approval for key changes to the original consent, which include the core location; extent of terracing and entrance sequence, unlocking value and rebalancing the viability. We are looking forward to getting into more detail and (hopefully) building this scheme.

Clerkenwell Green receives planning approval

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GPAD’s proposal for the redevelopment of 2-7 Clerkenwell Green, Islington has received planning permission.

Our design is for a contemporary warehouse with a brick frontage and copper-clad mansard roof, sensitive to the conservation area.

The project will also provide a modern, open plan workplace with fully DDA compliant level access and modern amenities, as well as meeting the latest sustainability standards in terms of BREEAM and WELL building standards.

When complete the building will boast 23,048sqft of prime workspace spread over seven floors.

GPAD’s Managing Director, Charles Bettes has said: “We’re a retrofit first practice, opting for refurbishment over new build whenever feasible. The building at Clerkenwell Green, however, would need extensive adaptation and likely need to be replaced by a new build in the not too distant future, therefore it’s more sustainable to address the problems now.

Charles continues: “Our plan delivers not only a better looking, more considered building, it’s also much more energy efficient and space is much better used. This will offer improved longevity and flexibility, while being a positive addition to the character of the conservation area and the street.”

As part of the proposed design, the ground floor will offer workspace accommodation to SMEs. There will also be three roof terraces, cycle storage and showers.