Elizabeth House Public Consultation

Hello neighbour! We’re hugely excited to be presenting our early proposals for Elizabeth House in Waterloo.

This public exhibition is the first opportunity to view our proposals, ask us questions and share your feedback with us.

We will host further consultation events showing more detailed proposals later in the year before a planning application is submitted to Lambeth Council.

Click here for more information on dates and times of our public consultations.

About the site

About the site

Elizabeth House is located on York Road between the UK’s busiest train station and Europe’s largest cultural quarter at the South Bank.

The consented scheme

The consented scheme

There is existing planning permission for a new development on the site comprising both offices and new luxury apartments.

A new local context

A new local context

The local context has changed considerably since 2012 when the previous scheme was designed and we think we can make significant improvements at the ground level to create much better connections and open up the site.

Our vision

Our vision

As the long-term owners of the site here in Waterloo, our vision is to ensure that our proposals make the best possible contribution to the local area.

Victory Arch Square and York Road

Victory Arch Square and York Road

Our proposals would create a fantastic new public square in front of the Victory Arch and will significantly improve the pedestrian experience on York Road and towards the South Bank.

The Waterloo Curve and new public space

The Waterloo Curve and new public space

We will create new pedestrian links through the site, better connecting it to neighbouring developments at Waterloo International Terminal (WIT) and along Leake Street.

A big hall and garden promenade

A big hall and garden promenade

To enhance and enliven the new pedestrian connections through the site we propose to introduce kiosks, shops and cafes both on the ground floor and on a new garden promenade which is at station concourse level.

World-class workspace in Waterloo

World-class workspace in Waterloo

Waterloo sits within a designated strategic location at the centre of London and used to be a prime office location. However since 2009 there has been a decline in the number of jobs and a year-on-year loss of employment space.

Engineering the architecture

Engineering the architecture

Given the site’s location with major tube lines running beneath its foundations, this building requires an innovative engineering solution which will be celebrated through it architectural form.

Height and context

Height and context

We are very aware of the sensitivities around height at Elizabeth House. We are proposing a building that is comparable in height to the existing consented scheme and Southbank Place development.

Benefits summary

Benefits summary

A series of new public spaces to help create a unique destination at Waterloo Station

About us

We are a team of international workspace providers and one of the few that actually designs, builds and then manages our buildings for the long-term. Since we were founded in 1993 we have a successful track record having delivered more than 11.4 million sq ft of commercial space and our buildings are used by approximately 66,500 people across Europe – in the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and emerging into Germany.

As a business, we have been in the UK for five years. We completed the purchase of Elizabeth House in 2017 – our fourth and largest investment in London to date – with the intention to deliver and then be the long-term owners of the new development here. We have also recently completed projects at Cooper & Southwark (61 Southwark Street), 33 Central near London Bridge and also 20 Farringdon Street.

Our design partner

We are working with Stirling Prize winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), who are taking a fresh look at the opportunities on this hugely important site in the heart of Waterloo.

Established in 1989 with offices in London, Bristol and Oklahoma City, AHMM is known for its reinvention of buildings and places including the Angel and Tea Buildings, Television Centre, the Barbican, Westminster Bridge Road, White Collar Factory and New Scotland Yard, as well as key new commercial, residential and education developments in London, around the UK and internationally.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about our early proposals for Elizabeth House. We would really like your feedback and would be grateful if you could please fill in the form below:

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We are required to collect consultation data in respect of these proposals so that feedback from the local community can be assessed and summarised within the planning application documents. Please be assured however that we will not hold or use your data for any other purpose whatsoever.

Do you have any comments on our plans for new public spaces at the lower levels, including Victory Arch Square, the Waterloo Curve, the new public space between York Road and the Waterloo Curve, and the Garden Promenade?

Would you be likely to visit the Waterloo Curve and if so, would this be for eating and drinking, shopping or as a through-route to Leake Street and Lower Marsh?

Please tell us how you might use the Waterloo Curve:

We are currently thinking of a name for the new public square that links the Waterloo Curve to York Road – do you have any suggestions?

Do you support our use of the Elizabeth House site to focus on new office accommodation and job creation, together with retail and other uses on the lower levels?

How helpful did you find the information presented to you today and are there specific areas you would like more information about at our next exhibition in the autumn?

At the next exhibition I want to see more information about:

Please let us know if you have any other comments about our proposals,
or if you have any questions.

Thank you! We will be in touch soon.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our feedback form

Please don’t hesitate to contact us in the future should you have any further questions regarding our proposals for Elizabeth House.