Former Halcyon Hotel, Holland Park,
Client: Tusk Developments
Authority: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
We secured planning permission and listed building consent for the change of use of a hotel to 14 residential apartments, with associated alterations to the Grade II listed buildings dating from mid-19th-century,.
Our client had inherited a planning permission from previous prospective developers, but this neither met its own vision for the building, nor contemporary expectations for high quality residential accommodation.
In dialogue with officers of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, detailed scrutiny was given to those features of the original building that merited retention and the extent to which modern, environmentally sustainable features could be introduced, without compromising the heritage significance of the building. We worked closely with Andrew Brown of Woodhall Planning and Conservation, as well as with the architects and project managers at Tusk Developments, who produced an outstanding finished product.