Firstplan secured planning permission for a unique, contemporary roof extension to an existing office building within the historic core of the St Paul’s Cathedral Conservation Area.
Firstplan led pre-application discussions with the City of London and managed the planning application process, including the preparation of a Planning and Heritage Statement to justify the proposals. We worked directly with the project architects, HUT Architecture, to jointly develop a scheme that met our client’s bold ambitions and responded positively to this historic location.
One of our roles as Planning and Heritage Consultants was to undertake a heritage impact assessment of the building and proposals to demonstrate that there would be no harm to the character or setting of the Conservation Area or any impact on protected views of the Grade I listed St Paul’s Cathedral. The result is that this client will be able to extend their existing office building in this desirable location, in a unique new space with unparalleled views of the Cathedral.