Completed: 2009 - Awaiting Planning
Client: Royal Norwegian Goverment
J+B was asked by the Royal Norwegian Government to produce feasibility studies to refurbish their existing Embassy. The Grade I listed building needed special consideration to resolve the expanding needs of the Embassy’s Diplomatic and Visa processing responsibilities. The client wanted to remain within the historically significant building and the solution provided additional workspaces, increased the waiting area plus secure interview facilities. The opportunity was also taken to make the building fully accessible to all floors, for both the public and staff.
J+B looked at options to extend the property, and rationalise the internal spaces, while respecting the original fabric and style of the building. The proposals were discussed with Westminster Council, the English Heritage Conservation Officer and Grosvenor Estates, through all stages. This helps to secure approval for Listed Building Consent, Planning Approval and Landlords consent.