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Office development, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, SW1

Dorrington plc

Secured planning permission by working with Westminster City Council.





James Owens

James Owens

The project

The proposal involved extending an existing office building, adding three new floors above and refurbishing the retained space to bring it up to standard, with enhanced environmental performance and improving amenity for future occupiers, with new terraces and replacing car parking spaces with new cycle facilities, including showers.


The client, Dorrington plc, appointed the planning team at Rapleys at the outset to work with Westminster City Council through a pre-application process, so that once the scheme was submitted, it was in a form that both the design and planning officers were prepared to support.

The application was successful and planning permission was granted.

Our solution

  • Worked with the team throughout, feeding into the planning strategy.
  • Led the engagement with Officers at Westminster City Council at the pre-application stage and following submission.
  • Helped co-ordinate a fully supported detailed planning application, including reviewing all documentation to ensure consistency.
  • Dealt with consultation comments and how we responded to them.
  • Inputted in the S106, avoiding unreasonable demands.
  • Helped secure a successful outcome with planning permission being granted.

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