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.

Through our proposals we expect to:

  1. Create a beautiful new building in place of the existing Elizabeth House, providing world-class new office space supporting  approximately 13,000 new jobs.
  2. Be of a similar height to the existing planning permission for the site whilst delivering much improved public realm and local connections.
  3. A design which celebrates the ‘architecture of engineering’, with the building’s structural form a core part of its visual appearance.
  4. Provide much-needed capacity relief through improving access to Waterloo Station, which is already the UK’s busiest station and is set to increase by 30 million passengers to 130 million people a year over the next five years.
  5. Create Victory Arch Square, a major new public space better connecting Waterloo Station and the South Bank.
  6. Deliver the ‘Waterloo Curve’, a new pedestrian street lined with shops and cafes which would run between Elizabeth House and Waterloo Station.
  7. Enhance the pedestrian experience along York Road by widening the pavement, helping to better connect the site and local area to the South Bank.
  8. Increase the permeability through the site including a second new public space linking York Road to the Waterloo Curve and to the new entrance to Waterloo Underground.
  9. Create a ‘Big Hall’, a bustling and ever changing retail space which serves to create additional permeability at ground level and complements the existing local retail offers.
  10. Provide a beautiful new garden promenade, open to the public and accessed directly from a bridge on the Waterloo Station concourse, with connections to the ground level retail offer.
Artists impression of the fresh proposals.

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.