Planning granted for Shorts Gardens

Stanton Williams have been awarded planning permission by Camden Council for a mixed-use scheme on Shorts Gardens in Covent Garden, London.

The proposed scheme designed for developer Span Group Ltd will create a mixed-use development comprising of new and refurbished office space with a restaurant/ bar within a large unused basement. The scheme also proposes four new apartments within an existing adjoining warehouse building on Betterton Street with a new rooftop extension.

New interventions at ground floor along Shorts Gardens will include ‘opening up’ existing bricked up arches that will improve and enliven the character of the street providing interaction between the inside and the public realm. A new curved bronzed metal and glass two storey extension will provide new office accommodation with external terrace spaces.

‘The development at Shorts Gardens aims to provide a rich sequence of good quality mixed-use spaces whilst respecting and enhancing the unique character and history of the existing buildings within the historic Covent Garden area. We look forward to working closely with Span Group to deliver this unique project’.
Patrick Richard, Director, Stanton Williams

Project Details
Client: Span Group Ltd
Contract value: Confidential

Key Dates
Appointed: Nov 2015
Planning approved: Jan 2018

Building Details
Location: Shorts Gardens/Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London
Proposed Size: 4,355 sqm GIA (incl. new and existing)

Design Team
Architects: Stanton Williams
Project Manager: Hush
Cost Consultant: Equals Structural
Engineers: Fluid MEP & Fire: Cundall
Acoustics: RBA Planning
Consultants: Lichfields