Description of Norfolk House
Norfolk House at 31 St James's Square is an office development in St James's, London SW1.
The redevelopment of Norfolk House comprises the creation of a new 8-storey, commercial office building, including the reconstruction of two brick and Portland Stone facades. The project also involves additional excavation to create a deeper basement.
Internally, the building will be finished to a Category A standard across all office floors. It will also include two reception entrances on St James’ Square and Charles II Street.
The 99,605 sq ft building, designed by MAKE architects, is targeting environmental standards to achieve BREEAM excellent.
The 0.26ha site is situated at 31 St James’s Square and 30 Charles II Street. It is a landlocked L-shaped site that is bound to the east by Waterloo Place, to the west by St James’s Square, to the north by Charles II Street and to the south by Pall Mall.
2017 February - Westminster City Council grants permission for: Demolition of existing building and reconstruction of 31 St James Square and 30 Charles II Street facades to provide an office building over single basement, ground and first to seventh floors, a lightwell and railings to the front of 31 St James Square, basement car and cycle parking, plant at basement and roof levels, alterations to existing access on Charles II Street and associated works. Ref no 16/09591/FULL.
The existing building dates from 1939 and has neo-Georgian classical style facades to the street. It is a multi-let seven-storey office building with he main entrance on St James’s Square with a secondary access on Charles II Street.
1. Westminster City Council westminster.gov.uk