Client:  Soho Housing Association
Location:  54 Greek Street LB Westminster
Status:  Completed 2016
Budget:  £850k

This building is a 1950’s reconstruction on a bomb site in Soho, which was used as offices but lay largely disused in recent years. It now provides four flats above a flourishing café at street and basement levels, following Newground’s conversion and refurbishment works.

Planning, involving change of use from office to residential in this sensitive historic central London location, was particularly challenging.

Initially we produced designs for tender and construction in less than 3 months, before an existing planning consent for only one flat above office premises expired. Subsequently we went on to submit a comprehensive planning application to optimise the residential provision.

The works included separating the residential and non-residential entrances, new shop front new non-residential stairs, removing a disused lift shaft, reconfiguring the residential common stairs, interior design of flats and complete refurbishment of the building envelope.