First Virtual Planning Committee in Westminster Approves Belgravia Scheme


Planning consent has been granted, virtually, to Grosvenor Britain & Ireland for the conversion of a former bank and derelict building on Elizabeth Street

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has received approval to convert two buildings on one of Belgravia’s most popular retail destinations, Elizabeth Street. The scheme won unanimous support from committee members during the first ever virtual planning committee with Westminster City Council.

Ensuring that planning processes can continue openly during the COVID-19 crisis is crucial to the future success of Westminster. The first virtual planning committee with Westminster City Council demonstrates their commitment to creating thriving new places and jobs using innovation and technology despite current challenges.

The redevelopment will see a former bank transformed into a casual, all day dining experience. It will also transform a building which has been derelict for thirteen years into residential flats with a retail unit on the ground floor.

Once complete, the retail element of the plans is expected to bring thirty new job opportunities to the area, support existing retail businesses on the street which is home to popular places including Peggy Porschen, The Thomas Cubitt and retailers such as Jo Loves, Philip Treacy and ME+EM.

The approved plans will retain many of the bank’s original features including the iconic window fenestrations and corner entrance. The scheme will also incorporate a living green roof contributing to meaningful greening in the area as well as other energy efficient measures to contribute towards Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s 2030 sustainability goals.

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About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland


Grosvenor Britain & Ireland creates great places where communities, business and nature thrive. 

In London’s West End, we support 9,000 residents, c1,000 businesses and 50,000 workers every day. We also create and manage sustainable neighbourhoods in London, Liverpool and across the South East of England. 

We are one part of a global, family owned business that has been developing and managing land and property for over 340 years.  Thinking long term allows us to give equal weight to the environmental, social and commercial impact of everything that we do. 

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