The City of London Corporation’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve proposals for the renewal and extension Ibex House
Dukelease and Henderson Park are pleased to announce that The City of London Corporation’s planning committee has voted unanimously to approve proposals for the renewal and extension of the Grade II-listed Ibex House, located on the Minories.
Completed in 1935, Ibex House was designed with striking horizontal lines and curved corners of the fashionable ‘Streamline Modern’ movement, and is a rare survivor from this period.
Working with our architects, AHMM, we seek to return this iconic building to ‘best-in-class’ office provision, with a sensitive and discreet multi-layered refurbishment, including a pair of refined single storey pavilions at ground, and another at roof level. The design provides increased access to the building on three sides, with a new community space at the centre of the ground floor.
The proposals have sustainability at the centre of the design approach, seeking to minimise operational and embodied carbon emissions. Reusing existing fabric, re-introducing natural ventilation, substantially improving energy performance with high performance glazing and insulation, and moving away from gas to become all-electric building. The development will achieve a significant reduction in operational carbon emissions, meeting GLA’s Net Zero target, and providing bike parking to the London Plan standards for new building.
Terraces have been incorporated to support the wellbeing of occupiers. Planting is integrated to sunken lightwells and roofs of the street-level pavilions, adding a degree of softness to the street scene and creating a green corridor with Portsoken Street Garden to the south, connecting to the World Heritage Site of the Tower of London beyond.