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Planning Application Update (27/09/18)
These pages explain why we need to update and refurbish the Estate to secure it for the next 100 years and how we are proposing to do so.
Working with Eric Parry and his team, we have created a vision for the Square’s future that is designed to complement and enhance its unique character, whilst also protecting it for the next generation.
We look forward to talking to you about our plans in more detail.
Westbrook Partners have owned Dolphin Square for over 10 years, during which time we have invested approximately £40 million into ongoing repairs to the Estate.
However, we now need to do more than running repairs. We need to upgrade the Square’s plumbing, windows, lifts, heating and wiring.
This is a major investment that we propose to pay for by:
- Refurbishing and reconfiguring some of the very large existing flats to create more studios, one bed and two bed flats to rent.
- Building an additional 150 flats and a row of Mews Houses.
We would like to hear your views before we submit a formal planning application to Westminster City Council
Dolphin Square is 80 years old and as its custodians we have a duty to ensure that it remains a desirable place to live for the next 100 years. This means we must embark on a major refurbishment and development programme to:
- Modernise the windows, plumbing, electrics and lifts
- Upgrade the heating and water systems
- Refurbish the roof
As there are over 1,000 flats, 4 miles of corridors and 7,000 windows this is no simple task.
Our proposals enable us to pay for this work and complete it in a way that is sensitive to the Conservation Area and in keeping with the character and architecture of the Square.
Refurbish and reconfigure some of the existing very largeflats to create more studios, one-bed and two-bedroom flats
Add a storey of additional residential flats to the roof of the remainder of the Estate
Extend the garden by one acre by re-provisioning the leisure facilities within the rebuilt Rodney House below ground
Build a row of Mews Houses along the western carriage way
Renew the windows, lifts, plumbing, heating and wiring across the Estate.
Rebuild Rodney House to create a more impressive entrance and arrival to Dolphin Square and increase the number of residential flats on levels 1 and 6 to 9, as well as provide additional serviced flats
FOLLOWING OUR EXHIBITION IN OCTOBER WE WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER EXHIBITION IN JANUARY 2018 TO GIVE RESIDENTS OF DOLPHIN SQUARE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW OUR MORE DETAILED DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR THE SQUARE.
- Wednesday 10th January 3pm-7pm
- Thursday 11th January 3pm-7pm
- Friday 12th January 3pm-7pm
- Saturday 13th January 10am-2pm
The Club Lounge,
These exhibitions are open to residents of Dolphin Square and tenants of the shopping arcade.