Plans submitted for office-to-residential redevelopment of Lloyd Webber's Covent Garden offices

Out-Law News | 09 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm |

Developer English Rose Estates has submitted plans to Camden Council for the redevelopment of the former Covent Garden offices of Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatre business into 22 luxury flats.

The five-storey, Grade II listed former boarding school at 22 Tower Street in London's WC2 is currently unoccupied, having been vacated by Lloyd Webber's company 18 months ago.

The proposals include the change of use of the building from office to residential use, with 22 apartments in a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom units. Affordable housing will be provided in five ground floor units and will account for 22% of the 20,455 square feet of floorspace of the full scheme, according to the proposals.

The scheme proposes only two off-street parking spaces, which will be reserved for wheelchair accessible ground floor units. A double-height rear orangery will be replaced with a smaller, glass and metal structure with a green roof and a communal garden will be replanted under the plans.