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Revamp of TfL’s Holden-designed HQ gets go-ahead

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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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  • J C Muirhead

    So Grade 1 listing status means nothing? Especially when the intended usage of the building was fundamental to how Holden originally designed it. There is no real financial case for this building to not remain as the office building it was always meant to be. I believe that the protection of a important national heritage asset should be considered part of the multifaceted remit of a public body such as TfL

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  • It's all about houses for the rich now in London...

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