• 23 August 2021

7 Millbank office development gets green light

Waterman is delighted that Old Park Lane Management Limited (OPLM) has secured planning permission from Westminster City Council on its 126,000 sq. ft. office development at 7 Millbank in Westminster.

7 Millbank will be OPLM’s first carbon neutral-in-use development in the city. The existing 9-storey building’s period façade will be dismantled so it can be restored and rebuilt, with the new development behind.

The scheme will provide premium sustainable workspace, with an enlarged reception, atrium and staircase along with terraces on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors to provide amenity and enhance urban greening. OPLM’s vision is to create a highly sustainable building for the long term, with high standards of wellness, flexibility and energy efficiency for occupiers.

Due to the development’s prime location, users will benefit from excellent public transport access, via Westminster and St James’s Park underground stations, while also being close to Cycle Superhighway 3 and 8.

Working alongside Make Architects and project managers Gardiner & Theobald, Waterman is providing civil and structural engineering, highways, transport, waste management consultancy services.

Tim Sketchley, Chief Executive at Old Park Lane Management Limited, said in a recent statement: “We welcome this positive planning decision, which allows us to create an environmentally sustainable building with modern, adaptable workspace and amenity, for generations to come. As our first carbon neutral-in-use development, it sets a standard for the future, which we know is important to contemporary occupiers.”

Richard Whitehead, Managing Director for Waterman Structures commented: “We are delighted to have been part of the team to obtain planning permission for this exciting project in the City of Westminster. We look forward to working with Old Park Lane Management and the team to complete the development over the next few years.”

Demolition is due to commence in Autumn 2022, with completion scheduled for late 2025.

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