Unanimous approval for extension to Harrods’ Headquarters
Date of Article
Nov 20 2018
Planning & Development

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Katy Davis
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  • Working on the Great West Quarter from the bid stage in 2003 through to the development’s completion in 2015
  • Securing permission for the first One Planet Living development in Brighton
  • Getting my head around quirky planning issues

Katy is a chartered planning and development surveyor with extensive experience working with private sector clients across London and the South East. Katy joined Planning Perspectives in 2002 before moving across to Carter Jonas with the rest of the team at the end of 2014. Katy advises on various forms of development but is particularly proficient advising on major residentially-led, mixed-use developments.  Her work ranges from providing quick pre-acquisition advice through to managing complex project teams through the planning process and beyond to implementation.  A significant proportion of her work involves adding value to redundant employment sites through complex Section 106 negotiations, transforming such sites into exciting new destinations.

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Carter Jonas’s London Planning team has obtained a unanimous approval at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Planning Committee 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.

Designed by award-winning architects Make, the extension is over 30 metres tall and will provide the client with an extra 6000sqm of office floorspace, allowing Harrods to remain at the site and to grow its business. The proposals include a new green trellis to the front and rear that transforms the building’s frontage and offers sustainability benefits.

On the way to success, the Planning team navigated a number of site constraints including its close proximity to a number of conservation areas and residential properties immediately to the rear. The application was GLA referable and through careful negotiation prior to determination, the Stage 2 report concluded the GLA is content to allow the Council to determine the case itself.

For further information, please contact a member of our team:

Katy Davis
Partner, Planning & Development
020 7539 1513