Stanton Williams has been awarded planning permission by Camden Council for a mixed-use scheme on Shorts Gardens in Covent Garden, London.
The proposed scheme is a joint venture development between Span Group Ltd and Structadene and will create a mixed-use development comprising of new and refurbished office space with a restaurant/ bar within a large unused basement. The scheme also proposes four new apartments within an existing adjoining warehouse building on Betterton Street with a new rooftop extension.
New interventions at ground floor along Shorts Gardens will include ‘opening up’ existing bricked up arches that will improve and enliven the character of the street providing interaction between the inside and the public realm. A new curved bronzed metal and glass two storey extension will provide new office accommodation with external terrace spaces.
Patrick Richard, Director, Stanton Williams, ‘The development at Shorts Gardens aims to offer a creative and exciting opportunity to provide a rich sequence of good quality mixed-use spaces whilst also retaining and enhancing the unique character and history and the existing buildings within the historic Covent Garden area. We look forward to working closely with Span Group in delivering this unique project’.
Architects: Stanton Williams
Project Manager: Hush
Cost Consultant: Equals
Structural Engineers: Fluid
MEP & Fire: Cundall
Planning Consultants: Lichfields
Client: Span Group Ltd and Structadene