Luxury £60m residential scheme in Westminster is architect’s biggest ever project

Berkeley Homes working with architect DSDHA has secured planning on a £60m luxury residential scheme in Westminster.

The controversial 300,000 sq ft project - DSDHA’s largest ever scheme - was approved at a meeting of Westminster Council’s planning committee last night (Thursday) following a deferral last November.

Council officers had recommended the scheme, proposed near Millbank Tower on the banks of the Thames, for approval but councillors had ordered a site visit to examine nearby residents’ concerns over the scale of the proposed new building.

The project, for Berkeley’s Urban Renaissance division, involves demolishing two former Ministry of Justice buildings, Abell House & Cleland House, and replacing them with a 12-storey building containing 280 flats including more than 60 affordable units.

DSDHA won the scheme - its first for Berkeley Homes - through an architectural competition.