Proposed project is opposite London’s famous Old Vic theatre

EPR Architects has submitted a new office building near London’s Old Vic theatre for planning.

The scheme, 150 Waterloo Road, is intended to repair a neglected part of the Lower Marsh conservation area and establish a “more appropriate scale to this prominent corner site,” according to the architect.

The building, which boasts a large retail unit at ground floor level is for client Breanstar Ltd and responds both to the Old Vic opposite and the setting of the listed former fire station next door and has been designed in consultation with Lambeth council planners and local community groups.

A spokeswoman for the practice said: “The office facade is made up from a regular array of large windows with bronze window frames set within a stone surround. On the splayed corner the bronze window frames project to give a more defined vertical emphasis on the corner. An additional stone window mullion is introduced at the upper levels to give a stronger top to the building. The facade on Baylis Road steps down in height to the neighbouring Victorian buildings.”

The historic street Pear Place has been retained and will provide an amenity space for a new affordable residential building at the end of it. The upper floors of the fire station will be converted into apartments for rent.