Plans to redevelop one of the Cabinet Office's Whitehall bases into luxury flats have been approved by Westminster City Council. The 52,519 square foot eight storey building will be converted into 21 flats by Hermes Real Estate.
The redevelopment plans also include a restaurant on the ground floor.
As part of section 106 obligations a payment of £2.4 million will be made towards the provision of off-site affordable housing.
Environmental protection has been defined as a state objective (Staatsziel) in the German Constitution (Grundgesetz) since 1994. It provides that legislature, government and all public bodies shall strive to safeguard the environment and natural resources for the benefit of future generations. This objective is also embodied in all constitutions of the 16 states (Bundesländer).