We began consultation on the proposals for Grand Union House back in 2018, but our plans were put on hold due to the heritage listing.
We have come back with our best scheme yet. One that celebrates Nick Grimshaw’s architecture as well as ensuring we future-proof the building.
Our detailed proposals include:
- A design by Camden-based 6a architects replaces an outdated building with high quality architecture and office space.
- We are targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating with a number of sustainability measures incorporated into the scheme to make it an exemplar green building.
- Our plans will deliver 5,000 sqm of office space and 300 sqm of retail or a café on the ground floor alongside significant public realm improvements.
- The retail offer has been designed to be flexible for future retailer requirements, so the retail space can be let as three separate units or combined together into one or two larger units.
- We are in advance talks with a potential creative tech tenant who would take all of the space we are creating – a show of confidence in the site and the borough.
- We are proposing six new homes on site, including three one-bedroom and three two-bedroom family homes.
- We will bring new street trees and planting along Kentish Town Road.
- We are working with Sainsbury’s on a collaborative approach to improve the Sainsbury’s yard and other public spaces around our site and the supermarket. These proposals include more planting, green space and improved accessibility for pedestrians and will form part of a separate application.
- We have worked closely with local police, residents and our architects to design out crime by removing dead spaces, improve lighting and pedestrian routes as well as activating the ground floor.
- The new design is sympathetic to the recently listed Sainsbury’s store and Grand Union Walk houses.