Carter Jonas’ London planning team has obtained planning permission for a large-scale office extension to Harrods’ Headquarters in Hammersmith.
Harrods’ Headquarters is located at 68-72 Hammersmith Road and is the administrative heart of the world-famous Harrods brand, supporting its operations across the company and the Knightsbridge store.
The infill extension is over 30 metres in height and will provide them with an extra 6,000 sqm of office space, allowing Harrods to remain at the site and to grow its business. The extension was designed by award-winning architects, Make, and includes several features that embrace and enhance workplace wellbeing. The proposals include a new green trellis to the front and rear that transforms the building’s aesthetic whilst offering sustainability benefits.
Our planning professionals navigated a number of site constraints such as its close proximity to a number of conservation areas and the location of residential properties immediately to its rear. The application was GLA referable and involved extensive discussions with TfL regarding existing parking numbers and sustainable modes of travel.