London Millbank Tower office to flats scheme approved

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Billionaire property developers David and Simon Reubens have gained planning approval to turn London’s iconic Millbank Tower into hundreds of luxury flats.

Millbank tower

Developers will reglaze the tower and add two extra floors

The development company Basio Holdings proposes to convert the Grade II-listed, 32-floor skyscraper primarily into 200 flats.

A 200-room hotel and a three-storey arts centre would also be built next door, with a spa, swimming pool and fitness centre to be added at ground level.

Their proposals include adding an extra two floors to the tower for three penthouses, a public sky bar on the 34th floor.

Under the plans drawn up by John McAslan & Partners, most of original the superstructure will be retained with the tower being entirely re-glazed.

Mace is providing construction management services on the project, including logistics and programme planning, Hoare Lea & Partners is the M&E Consultant with Arcadis on board as client cost consultant.

Work will not begin on the three-year phased construction programme before 2019 at the earliest under present plans.

Millbank Tower

Millbank Tower was built in 1963 as London’s highest structure before being overtaken by the Post Office tower in 1965.

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