CBRE achieves planning consent for major refurbishment of City tower

CBRE’s Development Management team has secured planning consent for the redevelopment of 1 Great St Helens in the City on the behalf of its client, a Spanish private investor.

 The proposals allow for improved occupier amenities, including greening and a winter garden, as well as future-proofing the building for emerging energy efficient legislation.

Work is intended to commence on site in 2023 and be complete within the year.

CBRE Development Management are pleased to have secured planning consent for the refurbishment and extension of 1 Great St Helen. Working alongside our Planning and Investment Properties teams, the consent repositions the asset for the changing market.

 Working with the Design Team, led by John Robertson Associates who designed the original building, and the CBRE and JLL agency teams, we have minimized the embodied carbon involved by avoiding large-scale demolition.

 CBRE has demonstrated that the way ahead - as we move toward net zero carbon - is to consider creative ways to repurpose our valued customer’s assets. This important milestone in the development of 1 Great St Helens supports the strategic growth of Development Management as a business focus for CBRE.

Stuart Edwards, Senior Director, Development Management at CBRE