Entrance to Portland House on Bressenden Place.

Entrance to Portland House on Bressenden Place.

22. Aug 2019
Portland House

Portland House

22. Aug 2019
Portland House

Portland House

22. Aug 2019
Portland House in October 2016

Portland House in October 2016

View from Buckingham Palace Road.

View from Buckingham Palace Road.

March 2012
View to Portland House from Buckingham Palace Road

View to Portland House from Buckingham Palace Road

March 2012
Entrance to Portland House on Bressenden Place

Entrance to Portland House on Bressenden Place

October 2011
Portland House

Portland House

October 2011

Portland House

Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH
October 2023
401,000 sq ft

Description of Portland House

Portland House is an office building in Victoria, London SW1.

Landsec is planning to refurbish the existing office building and clean its façade.

A new ground plus 14 storey extension will be built on to Bressenden Place to provide more flexible office space and create a new publicly accessible rooftop bar and restaurant on the 28th and 29th floors.

Floor area will increase by 30% with range of floor plates 11,000 to 17,000 sq ft. Range of amenities including cafés and wellness facilities.

Earliest start on site April 2020, completion October 2022.

Nearest tube station is Victoria - the entrance is right next to the building.


Built in 1962, the existing building comprises 300,000 sq ft (27,870m2) office space and 11,490 sq ft (1,070m2) retail space.

2019 June - Planning application submitted for: Ground plus 14 storey extension along Bressenden Place to provide Class B1 (office) accommodation and Class A1 (retail) accommodation at ground floor. Use of Level 28 and new pavillion extension at main roof level for Class A3/A4 accommodation (restaurants / bars). The installation of two external lifts on the northern elevation of the building. Works to the existing building façade, including the replacement of the treatment of the top of the building, the replacement of the existing windows and the cleaning of the existing façade and associated works. The reconfiguration of the existing ground floor to provide Class A3 / A4 (restaurants / bars) accommodation, the provision of a flexible Class A1/A3 (retail/ restaurants) unit at ground floor, the use of the basement for Class A3 / A4 (restaurants / bars), Class B1 (office), flexible Class A1/A3/D2 (retail/restaurants/gym). Removal of part of the existing canopy, works to the public realm, the provision of cycle parking spaces and associated works. Developer: Landsec; Architect: Gensler;Planning agent: Gerald Eve. Westminster Council ref. no. 19/04422/FULL.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Victoria Underground Station
Circle, District, Victoria
Westminster Cathedral / Victoria Stn - 1 min. walking / 46 metres
11, 148, 211, 24, 507, N11, N136, N44

News: (6)

Landsec will be applying for a new planning permission for the 530,000 sq ft redevelopment of Portland House in 2019. The earliest start will be March 2020.

Source: Landsec half-yearly results for the six months ended 30 September 2018; landsec.com.

13/11/2018 12:28 by Buildington

The Guardian reports that Westminster’s planning director, John Walker, told councillors concerned about the vacant homes at 1-4 Castle Lane (Alexandra Buildings on Buildington): "The planning consent to upgrade and convert the buildings into new affordable housing was linked to converting Portland House into private residential, but as the market has changed, Landsec have said they no longer intend to implement the scheme”.

Read more from The Guardian theguardian.co.uk.

27/09/2017 08:29 by Buildington

Land Securites Portland House is now fully occupied following the letting of 16,500 sq ft to Ten Alps, reports Tuckerman Chartered Surveyors. This completes almost 270,000 sq ft of office lettings and re-gears in the last twelve months.

Tuckerman was joint agents with CBRE.

05/06/2015 00:17 by Buildington

Land Securities is in negotiations to extend leases to June 2016 while we continue to progress our detailed design for the residential conversion.

Source: Land Securities Third Quarter Interim Management Statement 22. January 2014 www.landsecurities.com

22/01/2014 12:37 by Buildington

Land Securities has submitted an exciting new planning application to remodel and extensively refurbish Portland House, SW1 in Victoria. The proposals are to convert the existing office building which stands at 101 metres, into 206 residential apartments whilst creating additional retail at street level. A new canopy to Cardinal Place, SW1 and significant landscaping are also planned as part of an upgrade to the public realm. The scheme, which has been designed by internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Chipperfield, is also linked to the delivery of 63 affordable homes at nearby Castle Lane, for which planning consent has already been granted.

The plans were submitted following public consultation in which Land Securities met with a variety of community groups, local residents, councillors and businesses. This included a public exhibition to which 2,000 residents were invited.

Colette O’Shea, Head of Development for the London Portfolio said:

“The planning application we are bringing forward is an exciting opportunity to bring new life to a landmark building in the heart of Victoria, in tandem with the rest of our planned regeneration in the area. By completely remodelling the building, we will provide a residential building of exceptional design and quality which will include facilities for its residents. This is the latest and largest of our residential development projects, which will have a hugely beneficial impact on the whole of Victoria. We will improve the surrounding public areas and provide much needed affordable housing in nearby Castle Lane SW1.”

07/03/2013 18:39 by Buildington

Land Securities is reportedly thinking of turning the office building into 250 apartments.

Source: Financial Times http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/abf93dfa-4d92-11e1-bb6c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1m45N6kVD

11/02/2012 11:53 by Buildington

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