43-45 Bloomsbury Square,
London WC1

Sensitive refurbishment and conversion of a listed building


Securing listed building consent and dual planning permission for office and educational use and carrying out a major internal refurbishment. Scheme pre-let to Cambridge Education Trust after commencement on site resulting in changes being adopted with new permissions obtained.


Converting three previous individual buildings into a single educational facility with teaching rooms and ancillary student areas. Successful planning/heritage negotiations to allow introduction of air conditioning throughout the building through a sensitive design solution and minimal intervention to the existing fabric.


  • Full DM service
  • Brief setting, managing planning and listed building consents. Design and procurement and playing key role in tenant negotiations and scheme amendments to ensure seamless handover

A few statistics..

Client: The Englander Group
Construction cost: £2.5m
Duration: 2 years
Construction phase: 27 months including demolition
Size: 12,000ft²
Features Careful restoration of decorative interior and conversion to operational facility.
Use of internal chimneys for riser distribution.