Atenor gets green light for City of London"deep retrofit"
Brussels-listed developer Atenor has secured planning consent for its first UK project: the “deep retrofit” of Fleet House near Blackfriars Station in the City of London.
The project will retain more than two-thirds of the existing structure in order to reduce the embodied carbon of the 77,500 sq ft (7,200 sq m) project.
Designed by HOK, the rejuvenated building will prioritise user wellbeing through WELL principles and biophilic design, as well as providing public amenities, including a ground floor pub.
Eoin Conroy, country director UK for Atenor, said: “Our approved plans for Fleet House supersede an earlier scheme that would have seen the existing building demolished and a new one built from scratch. Instead, 72% of the building’s structure will be retained, emphasising our belief that the adoption of sustainable practices at the design and construction phases is both the right thing to do and will make this building more appealing to future occupiers.”