Vast Elizabeth House London scheme to start next year

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
Share

Developer HB Reavis has got the planning green light for its 1.2m sq ft Elizabeth House scheme next to Waterloo train station in London.

New main tower has been recessed at the base to afford views of Waterloo Station

The new building complex, designed by architects AHMM, will comprise offices, retail and a transformed public realm.

HB Reavis will manage construction through its fully integrated delivery model and is presently engaging with its supply chain for early works and enabling works packages.

Kiran Pawar, Development Director at HB Reavis said: “We are all delighted to have secured a resolution to grant planning consent from Lambeth Council for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House in Waterloo and the £100m package of public benefits that it will bring, including the provision of affordable workspace and major public realm improvements around Waterloo Station.

“We now look forward to starting construction work in 2020.”

The new plan is larger than the pre-existing planning consent for 945,000 sq ft inherited when the developer bought the site in May 2017.

Plans include a one-acre garden promenade, directly connected to the Waterloo Station concourse which will benefit the 100m users of the station each year.

Elevated garden promenade plan

A public route below the garden called the Waterloo Curve will provide a major new pedestrian street for the area which would be lined with shops and cafés.

The scheme will also facilitate new links into Waterloo Station and help to accommodate the 30% projected passenger growth that is predicted over the next five years.

Existing 1960s Elizabeth House will be demolished opening up views to Waterloo Station

The client team includes structural engineer Robert Bird Group, with mechanical engineering delivered by Sweco.

The site has four major tube lines running beneath, requiring an innovative engineering solution for the building.

It will be supported on an A-frame structure that spans like a bridge across the site and transfers load into the ground on either side of the tunnels. The base of the building is a heavy ground- bearing structure that balances against the heave effect of the tunnels below.

Latest news

Robo cone layers to make life safer on road jobs

Automatic cone laying machines could be on site by end of the year
2 days ago

NAO raises alarm over cost of finishing Carillion hospitals

Spending watchdog warns a significant risk of £2bn cost of both hospitals rising further
3 days ago

Green light for Birmingham’s tallest tower

£150m Broad Street skyscraper will rise to 61 floors
2 days ago

Plan for £33m cross laminate timber office block

Developer Southern Grove plans 6 storey office block in London's Shoreditch area
2 days ago

GMI to build 14-storey Leeds hotel

Scheme will occupy last remaining plot on Sovereign Square site
2 days ago

Burglar caught after ransacking construction training centre

Rampage and robbery disrupts Sunderland training hub
2 days ago

Alligator park plan for £230m mixed use London site

Developer plans to turn iconic gasholder into reptile house on Old Kent Road
3 days ago

Domis set for £300m landmark Manchester Viadux

Developers Ask and Salboy team-up for mixed-use scheme near Deansgate
3 days ago

Winners named for £3bn offsite schools framework

B&K, Caledonian, Elliott, Laing O'Rourke and Wates come top of class
3 days ago

£30bn NHS construction frameworks shake-up starts

General healthcare and son of ProCure22 framework contests to start
3 days ago

Man extradited from Albania and charged with site murder

Albanian national appears in UK court after year-long extradition proceedings
4 days ago

Stepnell West Midlands boss leaves business

John Rawlinson departs after overseeing shift from civils to building
3 days ago

Farrans brings in two civils directors

Jonathan Kerr joins from Graham and Jim Steele was former Morrison MD
3 days ago

Richard Desmond wins planning for £1bn Westferry Printworks

Housing secretary overrules planning inspector to grant planning for 1,500 flats
4 days ago

Sisk wins UK’s tallest Premier Inn job

Foundation work gets underway on Canary Wharf site in London Docklands
4 days ago

Worker killed as excavator falls through concrete slab

McGee fined £500,000 following death on demolition site
4 days ago

Bouygues to start £115m Canterbury Riverside scheme

Work to start shortly on mixed use leisure and rental accommodation project
4 days ago

Green light for first homes in £1bn Purfleet regen scheme

Work to start on first 61 homes in Essex town centre regeneration
4 days ago

Balfour crowned 2019 contracts league champion

Multiplex and Bowmer & Kirkland join Top 10 firms for first time
5 days ago

Contracts manager jailed after roofer falls to his death

Police find risk assessment documents with forged signatures during investigation
4 days ago

Winners named for £2bn Hyde new-build housing deal

Eleven selected for £25m-plus projects among 41 winners
4 days ago

Worker killed and another injured on Birmingham Uni site

Men fall from a scissor lift at Balfour Beatty site
4 days ago

Firm set up by ex-Bardsley QS throws lifeline to 12 former staff

Goodwin Construction hires axed Bardsley staff as revenue set to hit £70m
5 days ago

Laing opens picture archive on post war construction

Picture vault reveals the industry's journey from flat caps to hard hats
5 days ago

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £40m Brent Cross West Station

Work to start on station in May, which will help to unlock £4.5bn
4 days ago

Historic building specialist Stone Edge collapses

Skipton-based stone building restoration firm in administration
5 days ago

£10bn Pagabo major works framework winners

ISG, Morgan Sindall and McAlpine scoop all project values in six of seven regions
6 days ago

Developer launches own contractor after Bardsley collapse

Newly formed DEX Construction will complete Manchester resi scheme
6 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

Site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
2 years ago

Watkin Jones lifts development pipeline to 26 sites

Build to rent and student accommodation specialist sets out five year growth plan
5 days ago

Contractor services