Two floors to be added to 1880s built Flitcroft House

Plans to restore and extend a Victorian building for a new office scheme in central London have been given the green light by Camden Council. 

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Flitcroft House as it currently exists

Estates & Agency Group’s plans for Flitcroft House, near Tottenham Court Road station, will see two storeys and an urban roof garden added to the five-storey office. 

The “flatiron” shape of the building, originally completed in 1888, will be retained while the core will be redesigned. 

According to the developer, the “retrofit first” approach will save 763 tonnes of carbon compared with demolition and new build. 

The plans, drawn up by Damion Marcus Burrows Architects (DMBA), will deliver 15,662 sq ft of Grade A workspace. 

Flitcroft House’s original Victorian features will be restored, including the gentle removal of white paint to reveal the original brick façade. 

The ground floor façade will be transformed back to its original design, while the two new upper floors have been designed to reflect the Victorian style. 

The façade’s ratio of 60-40 solid-to-glass has been calibrated to reduce the energy spent on cooling. 

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Plans would see the white paint stripped off to reveal the original Victorian brickwork

Albany Foot, group development director for E&A Group, said the company’s vision was for an “ESG-ready headquarters building in a neighbourhood that will attract and inspire talent”. 

Damion Burrows, managing director of DMBA, said: “At Flitcroft House, we have a great opportunity to restore and re-present a London icon with its distinctive ‘flatiron’ look.  

“At the same time, we have also identified huge opportunities to expand and improve the internal workspace, and to add a beautiful roof garden. ” 

Gardiner and Theobald is the QS and project manager on the job, while the consultant team also includes Iceni Project for planning and heritage, Savills Earth for sustainability and EB7 for light/party wall rights.