The consented scheme

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

The designs by David Chipperfield Architects were spread across two buildings of 29 and 10 storeys with some retail at ground level.

However, since we acquired the site, we did a thorough review of the current consent and drew some conclusions:

  1. We do not believe that the inclusion of residential is right here – the apartments would inevitably be hugely expensive for people to purchase and do little to meet London’s housing needs.
  2. Given the location next door to the UK’s busiest train station, we believe it is right to focus on creating additional work space – which could support thousands of new jobs, generate much higher revenues for businesses in the local area and help to reverse the decline in commercial office floorspace in Waterloo in recent years.
  3. The local context has changed considerably since 2012 when the previous scheme was designed.We think we can do more to make sure the new proposals respond to the changing context.


View of consented scheme looking south along York Road.



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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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?

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