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Evans Randall Investors given go-ahead for landmark midtown development

Evans Randall Investors has obtained resolution to grant planning consent from the City of London for its office redevelopment at Thavies Inn House on Holborn Circus.

Located at the southern side of Holborn Circus between New Fetter Lane and St Andrew Street, the new ten storey building will deliver 89,000 sq ft of workspace as well as 2,000 sq ft of ground floor retail.

Alongside the office accommodation, the proposal also brings forward a new south-facing public park, restoring greenery to the area and creating a green oasis for workers and the public in this part of the City.

Associated street-level soft landscaping and seating will further enhance the area and provide space for community engagement and events, public art and wellbeing activities. In addition to integrating original pathways, the plans include new pedestrian routes to encourage movement through the development and to connect the scheme to the surrounding urban fabric of the Culture Mile, New Street Square and St Andrew’s Church.

Thavies Inn is the latest project that showcases Evans Randall Investors’ strategy of transforming assets into contemporary workspaces to accommodate the needs of companies in the creative, media, technology, professional or financial sectors, from SMEs to global corporates.

Designed by leading international architecture practice WilkinsonEyre, Thavies Inn will involve a range of whole-life carbon and circular principles, as well as an emphasis on biophilia. Once complete, the building will set a new standard for office accommodation in London’s Midtown, suitable for single and multi-let occupants from a range of business sectors.

Ned Williams, Managing Director at Evans Randall Investors, said:

“We very much welcome the City of London’s support for the redevelopment of Thavies Inn House marking a crucial step in the project’s evolution. The design will set the standard for modern occupiers, embracing and exceeding the operational, sustainability and experiential standards required. Similarly, the introduction of the new city park and range of associated public realm improvements will redefine this prime, gateway location.”