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Welcome to the consultation website for the future of 1 Victoria Street, SW1H 0ET.

Stanhope, on behalf of the Mitsubishi Estate  London, are bringing forward proposals for the future of 1 Victoria Street; an island site bounded by Victoria Street, Abbey Orchard Street and Great Smith Street.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have given notice that they will be leaving the building in early 2024, and new EPC energy efficiency standards mean that it cannot be re-let to a new commercial tenant without significant investment to bring it up to modern sustainability standards.

The site also has several issues which we are looking to resolve through our emerging proposals, which would see us extensively refurbish and extend the building, retaining part of the existing structure. Our vision is to deliver a more attractive and sustainable mixed-use commercial building, with active retail along Victoria Street and high-quality office accommodation above.

Thank you to all those who previously took the time to review and share feedback on our proposals for the regeneration of 1 Victoria Street. In February 2024, we submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council for an extensive refurbishment and extension to the building on site, to deliver a sustainable mixed-use commercial building offering high-quality office space, new retail spaces and landscaping improvements around the site.

The building became vacant just prior to submission, allowing us to carry out extensive investigation works throughout the building since that time. We found elevated chloride levels (salts) within the concrete throughout the existing structure of the building which have caused significant corrosion and will continue to do so.

Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to retain as much of the existing structure as previously thought. Continuing to prioritise sustainability, we have been exploring a range of options for the future of this site. Our updated plans will therefore include removing all compromised structures while continuing to retain 52% of the existing structure by volume. The new plans for the site will be delivering a scheme that will perform more efficiently than the previous scheme, over the long term.

We have now updated our proposals and will be submitting our plans to Westminster City Council to amend the planning permission recently approved for the site.

We will be publishing documents from the updated submission soon. You can view the documents from the original application below.

Planning Application Details:

Reference no: 24/00977/FULL

Search the reference number on the Council’s planning portal by clicking on this link – www.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/

You can view the Design and Access Statement here:

Design and Access Statement

You can view the February 2023 Planning Cover Letter here:

 Planning Cover Letter

On this website you can find out information on our proposals and get in touch with the project team.

Existing Site

The Team

An experienced and dynamic team is bringing forward proposals for the future of 1 Victoria Street – led by Stanhope on behalf of the Mitsubishi Estate Company

Mitsubishi Estate London (MEL) have owned the site for the last 10 years, having purchased it in 2013. MEL has owned, operated and delivered exemplary property development across the UK since 1986.  MEL’s global headquarters, Mitsubishi Estate London, is one of the largest real-estate developers in Japan. 

Stanhope PLC is a property developer and asset manager based in London. Stanhope has over 25 years’ experience in delivering high quality developments that optimise value for their partners and the communities they serve whilst setting new standards for sustainable workplaces, homes and cultural spaces.

 

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is an architecture practice based in Clerkenwell, London, with offices in Bristol and Oklahoma, committed to designing buildings of economy, elegance and delight. AHMM have worked closely with Stanhope PLC to deliver numerous developments across London, prioritising ambitious environmental and social goals through their designs.

Gerald Eve LLP is a real estate advisory business headquartered in London, working across a full spectrum of real estate services, advising a stellar client list of investors, occupiers and developers.

Kanda is a fast-paced multi-disciplinary communications agency operating in the regeneration, property, engagement and planning world.

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