Planning Consent in the City of London

10.08.22 offices

We are very pleased to announce our Princes Court project has secured a resolution to grant planning consent from the City of London. We are looking forward to seeing this project develop with KanAm Grund Group and Morgan Capital.

Princes Court is an office refurbishment and extension in the City of London, opposite the Bank of England and neighbouring the Ned.

Aukett Swanke (Fitzroy Robinson & Partners at the time) built the original building in 1972 and then refurbished it 1994, making this the third time Aukett Swanke have designed the building in its half-a-century lifetime. This continued adaptation and reuse of the original structure prioritises a sustainable agenda to minimise operational energy and embodied carbon. These principles align with the studio’s core values of an embedded culture and approach to sustainability in the built environment.

The design’s response to the immediate streetscape enriches the contextual fabric of the Bank Conservation Area, respecting its surrounding whilst maintaining traces of its original façade design. The scheme retains the existing structure, adds an extra floor and proposes a new envelope to ensure best practice in thermal performance with a contemporary design.


47,000sqft office space
6,500sqft flexible office/restaurant
BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ target
143 cycle spaces

Luke Schuberth, Robert Symonds, Umberto Vallini
Joe Copley, Shivani Panchal, Carolina Rodrigues, Wan Feng, Geoff Cohen

Client: KanAm Grund Group
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Cost consultancy: Abakus Consulting
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Planning: @geraldevellp
Landscape: @macgregor_smith
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