UK Firms Secure Planning Consent for London Refurbishment Scheme

16 February 2011 (Last Updated February 16th, 2011 18:30)

Bluebutton Properties, a joint venture between British Land and Blackstone Group, has secured planning consent for its proposed refurbishment of 199 Bishopsgate in London, UK. The refurbishment is designed by John Robertson Architects and aims to increase the operational lifespan and su

Bluebutton Properties, a joint venture between British Land and Blackstone Group, has secured planning consent for its proposed refurbishment of 199 Bishopsgate in London, UK.

The refurbishment is designed by John Robertson Architects and aims to increase the operational lifespan and sustainability of the building.

Around 13,000m² of office space will be delivered at the project and bicycle storage areas, 70 showers for cyclists and a new roof will be added.

Plans also include relocation of the main entrance to provide a double-height reception.

The office floorplates and cores inside the building will be reconfigured to improve the layout, efficiency and flexibility of the space.

The refurbishment is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.