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Future Plans

Welcome to our Consultation Website which gives you up-to-date information about Westbrook’s proposals for the future of Dolphin Square and details of how you can get involved.

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.

Who are we?

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

Why are we proposing change?

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.

What are we proposing?

We are proposing to build approximately 20,000 square metres of additional residential accommodation, leisure and retail facilities, which will include:

  • Refurbishing and reconfiguring existing flats to create more studios, one-bed and two-bedroom flats
  • Adding a storey of residential flats to the roof of the Estate
  • Building a row of 16 Townhouses along the western carriageway
  • Rebuilding Rodney House (currently serviced apartments) to create a more impressive entrance and arrival to Dolphin Square from Chichester Street
  • Re-modelled and enlarged gardens designed by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan to build on the legacy of Richard Suddell’s original design

The Dolphin Square Film

The Planning Application

The Planning Application was formally submitted on 8th February 2018 and can be viewed in detail via this link

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Information & Downloads

Information about the proposals and presentation material will be uploaded here when they become available.

Contact Us

For any further information about Dolphin Square Future Planning, please contact us below.