Empress State building planning application

Have your say on the Empress State building planning application

We have received a full planning application for the change of use of the Empress State building from office (Use Class B1) to residential (Use Class C3).

The proposal site comprises the Empress State Building which is currently in B1 (office) use and comprises a total of 58,706 sqm (GEA) over ground and 30 storeys. The extent of the site is shown on the location plan.

Location plan

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The application was submitted on behalf of Empress State Limited Partnership and was registered as valid on 6 December 2013.

Planning application


Change of use of the Empress State building from Class B1 to Class C3 Residential and Ancillary Uses (excluding the basement) together with a Retail Unit (Class A1 – A4), works of external alterations to the building and works of demolition to the base of the building.

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Comment on the application

Consultation deadline

Comments on the above applications to be received by Friday 10 January 2014.

If you wish to order a copy of the Supplementary Environmental Statement please contact URS Infrastructure and Environment Ltd on 020 8963 9800. A copy can be obtained at a charge of £413 (excludes VAT and postage). Alternatively, the Non-Technical Summary can be obtained as a hard copy for £40 (excludes VAT and postage).