The Acre at 90 Long Acre is a mixed-use development in Covent Garden, London WC2.
The development will significantly improve the public realm around the 1.4-acre site and will activate the ground floor frontages with a curated offer of flexible uses.
The existing 193,986 sq ft office building is called First Chicago House was built in 1981. It was designed by Richard Seifert and Partners.
In the 1970s, the site was briefly a Japanese community garden following the demolition of
A new double-height reception area was created in the 1990s.
2021 - Corley + Woolley is preparing a mock-up space for the major re-development. Cost of works £250,000 (12 weeks).
2020 November - Planning application 20/03062/FULL is approved.
2020 - Planning application submitted for part demolition, infilling and alterations to the existing building to provide a building comprising 4-10 storeys for office use (Class B1) with flexible uses at lower and upper ground floor level including retail, restaurant, bar, leisure and non-residential institutions (Class A1, A3, A4, D1 , D2, and Sui Generis accommodation); internal pedestrian routes with a publicly accessible atrium; upgraded roof terraces; and servicing, ancillary plant and storage, cycle parking and other associated works. Westminster Ref. no. 20/03062/FULL.
2016 April - Planning permission granted for:
The Demolition of existing First Chicago House office building (forming a whole street block with frontages to Long Acre, Endell Street, Shelton Street and Arne Street) and redevelopment to provide two new buildings comprising two basements, ground and part seven to part 12 upper floors to provide a mix of uses comprising office (Class B1), 119 residential units (Class C3), retail (Class A1/A3), rehearsal space (sui generis), car parking for 30 cars accessed from Shelton Street together with new kiosk, publically accessible courtyard, landscaping works, public realm improvements, plant, cycle parking and other ancillary works. Architect: PLP Architecture. Westminster City Council ref no 14/11129/FULL.
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