Complete demolition of St Albans House and Samuel House and demolition behind remodelled facades of Greener House and 13-16 Charles II Street to enable the comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide a single new building comprising basements, ground and mezzanine floors and 7 upper floors, retained and remodelled facades at Greener House and 13-16 Charles II Street for use for Class A1 and/or A3 and/or A4, Class D2 and Class B1 office. Basement tunnel link to 11-12 Charles II Street, associated public realm and highway works and other associated works. Alterations to the facade of the Carlton Cinema [Site includes 57-60, 62 - 65 Haymarket and 71 -99 Haymarket, 6 St Alban's Street and 13-16 Charles II Street]
Cleaning of the facade, removal of the advertising hoarding, removal of ground floor canopy and re-instatement of replica of original canopy, ground floor alterations, removal of existing roof level plant and installation of new plant and set back extension, taking down and rebuilding of the parapet, and other associated works.
Additional representations were received from Westminster City Council Building Control (04.12.19), Westminster City Council Tree Section (24.07.19), WYG (10.12.19), The Residents’ Society of Mayfair & St James’s (11.12.19) and The Crown Estate (11.12.19).
The presenting officer tabled the following amendment in bold to recommendation 1(vi) for Application 1:
“A financial contribution of £25,000 towards updating Legible London signage payable on commencement.”
Matthew Giles addressed the Sub-Committee in support of the application.
1. That conditional permission, as amended, be granted subject to the views of the Mayor and subject to a S106 legal agreement to secure the following:
i. Not to commence development at St James’s Market Phase 2 prior to commencement of the planning application at 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road (RN/19/04881/FULL)
ii. Not to occupy more than 14,044sqm (GIA) B1 office accommodation at St James’s Market Phase 2 until the residential units at 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road have been constructed to practical completion and made ready for occupation.
iii. A financial contribution towards the Westminster Employment Service of £224,860.58 (index linked) payable on commencement of development.
iv. A financial contribution of £60,000 (index linked) payable on commencement of development to enable the relocation of the existing cycle hire docking station on Charles II Street and to enable the provision of 10 additional docking points.
v. All highway works immediately surrounding the site required for the development to occur, including any necessary changes to foot way levels, on-street restrictions, (legal, administrative and physical).
vi. A financial contribution of £25,000 towards updating Legible London signage payable on commencement.
vii. Wayleave for street lighting.
viii. Monitoring costs of £500 for each of the above clauses.
2) If the legal agreement had not been completed within six weeks of the date of the Committee resolution, then:
a) The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning should consider whether the permission can be issued with additional conditions attached to secure the benefits listed above. If this was possible and appropriate, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning was authorised to determine and issue such a decision under Delegated Powers; however, if not
b) The Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning should consider whether permission should be refused on the grounds that it had not proved possible to complete an agreement within the appropriate timescale, and that the proposals were unacceptable in the absence of the benefits that would have been secured; if so, the Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning was authorised to determine the application and agree appropriate reasons for refusal under Delegated Powers.
1) That conditional listed building consent be granted.
2) That the reasons for granting listed building consent as set out in Informative 1 on the draft decision letter be agreed.