61 WHITECHAPEL HIGH STREET

Welcome to the project website for 61 Whitechapel High Street (known as Central House) where Frasers Property is proposing to create an exciting office development in Aldgate.

61 WHITECHAPEL HIGH STREET

Welcome to the project website for 61 Whitechapel High Street (known as Central House) where Frasers Property is proposing to create an exciting office development in Aldgate.

Vision

Our vision is to refurbish and extend the existing building and deliver a high-quality office development with flexible space for creative and tech businesses.

By refurbishing and extending the existing building, we aim to combine the historical character of Central House with modern office design, reflecting the site’s location as a gateway between the City and the East End.

Our proposal seeks to provide flexible workspace suitable for start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses.

With an integrated cafe on the ground floor and outside amenity space on the sixth level, and an additional large roof, there will be no shortage of social spaces to add to the creativity and bustle of the working environment within.

“Our vision is to develop an exciting office building with interesting social and work spaces, creating a vibrant co-working community for start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses.”

CONSULTATION

Consultation

 

Background

Public consultation was originally undertaken in 2016 to present the initial development proposals for the site to the local community.

Original plans by the previous architect proposed a much taller building, incorporating office and hotel uses. In discussions with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, planning officers were sympathetic to the principle of the development but did not support the scale of the proposed scheme.

Over the past eighteen months we have continued to engage with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to evolve our proposal. We are now keen to hear your views on the revised plans.

Public Consultation – April 2018

We held a public consultation on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018, outlining the proposals for the redevelopment of the site. The architects and the development team were on hand to answer questions, and feedback forms were available for comments.

Over 50 people attended over the two days to view the scheme and discuss the project with the team. Please click here to view the exhibition boards.

EXISTING SITE

61 Whitechapel High Street is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Aldgate on the eastern edge of the City.

Frasers Property bought Central House from the London Metropolitan University (LMU) in February 2016, following LMU’s decision to move to a new campus in Islington. The site has been vacant since August 2017.

Frasers Property agreed to donate the plywood walls from the former Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design to the ‘Kanal Fondation’, an architectural charity in Belgium. These materials will be re-used in an upcoming installation at the Fondation’s new Architecture and Contemporary Art Museum in Brussels.

High quality and innovative design with use of sustainable materials is at the core of Frasers Property’s developments. We are proud to support this project that will put these materials to excellent use and preserve the legacy of the Cass.

Plywood studios being re-used at a new Architecture and Contemporary Art Museum in Brussels Kanal – Centre Pompidou.

ABOUT US

About us

Frasers Property is a well-established, multi-national company that owns, develops and managers a diverse, integrated portfolio of property assets in Singapore, Australia, China, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Collaborative

We are working closely with the Council and community to bring forward an exciting scheme on this important gateway site.

Respectful

Planning is not just for the ‘experts’. We recognise that the built environment should be shaped by the diverse set of people who live, work and move within it.

Progressive

Complex issues require innovate solutions. We are ambitious in our plans to refurbish and extend the existing building to create interesting work and social spaces with outside amenity.

Real

Alongside cutting-edge design, we recognise the benefits of delivering flexible workspaces for start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses to create a vibrant co-working community.

How to get in touch

 

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Email: info@61whitechapelhighstreet.com

Phone: 0800 170 7270

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