The planning team at Russell-Cooke have obtained planning permission for a once in a generation extension and refurbishment of a London landmark building. The team recently acted on the legal aspects of obtaining the planning permission for the House of Fraser department store on Oxford Street.
The Art Deco building is of architectural merit and is within the Harley Street Conservation Area. A change of use application will provide offices, a rooftop restaurant, a basement gym, replacement sixth and seventh floors and new eighth floor. Urban realm improvements to the surrounding roads are also a part of the development.
The team consisted of partner Alex Ground assisted by associate Amanda Brodie, who has left Russell-Cooke since this article was submitted.
Alex Ground said: “We are delighted to be at the heart of the development of this site. Planning permission to refurbish and redevelop this iconic building will help to preserve its heritage and ensure it retains its role at the heart of Oxford Street and the surrounding community.”