Ocubis Ltd, development manager for owners Laffly Ltd, has announced that planning permission has been granted by the London Borough of Camden in early December for the comprehensive renovation and redevelopment of 150 Holborn, situated at the corner of Holborn and Grays Inn Road. The building designed by Make Architects, which is located immediately adjacent to Chancery Lane Tube station, will be substantially remodelled and extended to create 80,000 sq ft prime office space and six one, two and three-bedroom apartments, which together complement the existing 30,000 sq ft of retail space at ground-floor level. More images and project description after the break.
The Make-designed scheme retains the building’s structural frame and introduces new lifts, escape stairs plus more efficient and rationalized plant and equipment. The building’s mansard roof will be removed and new levels created to increase floor space as well as new roof-top terraces for both the offices and residential elements.
The existing building envelope will be over-clad with a “puffer jacket” of insulation to meet current standards and will be finished in a lightweight, elegant rain screen of glazed faience and patina metal with a vertical emphasis. A remodelled office entrance will give the building a more open and inviting street presence to complement the range of existing retail units, cafes and bar / restaurant. The scheme has been designed to minimize environmental impact and optimize energy efficiency and aims to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.