Transport for London (TFL) has been given the green-light for controversial proposals to convert its grade I-listed headquarters into flats
The scheme by TateHindle was approved last night (16 June) after initial plans were amended to include 1,308m² of office space in response concerns over the solely residential nature of the development.
A decision on the scheme was originally due back in April but councillors deferred its judgement on the plans to turn the Portland-stone clad 55 Broadway building into high-end apartments.
One local councillor had said the plans for the Charles Holden’s landmark - the tallest office block in London when it completed in 1929 – should include some office space.
As well as the new commerical space, the consented proposal includes 77 apartments and an extension to the tenth storey of the building. A cinema and residents meeting room which were originally planned as part of the development have now been dropped.
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