The One Museum Street scheme involves the demolition of an empty 53m high former Travelodge hotel known as Selkirk House to make way for a 74m tall tower block on the edge of the Bloomsbury conservation area.
The DSDHA scheme also retains and restores seven heritage buildings for 44 homes alongside the 180,000 sq ft of new build office in a landscaped, retail-lined masterplan.
Construction costs are estimated to be around £220m sustaining over 370 construction jobs on average yearly over the 39-month build programme.
The project team for One Museum Street includes development manager Simten, project manager and cost manager Gardiner & Theobald, structural engineer Heyne Tillett Steel and M&E engineers Scotch Partners.
One Museum Street scheme
• Museum Street – a single new office building rising to 19 storeys
• High Holborn – a single new residential building rising to 6 storeys
• Vine Lane – a single new residential building rising to 6 storeys,
• West Central Street – a series of new and refurbished buildings rising to 6 storeys, providing residential accommodation