Parker Tower

Holborn, WC2
Schroders
Commission completed 2012
81,000 sq ft
£20m
Commercial, residential

AHMM, Architect

Gleeds, Cost consultant

Savills, Property advisor


Distinct in its hexagonal form, Parker Tower is a landmark building in Holborn. M3 had reviewed a range of massing and use options to help determine potential viability and returns. Following the positive feedback from the Camden planning office, M3 Consulting entered into a 6 week long detailed feasibility review period to maximise the potential for alternative uses including residential, whilst at the same time strategically increase the scale of the building. Under the guidance of M3, the design team established the project's opportunities, keeping a close eye on the planning restraints.

Project highlights


  • Establishing a policy for the 'change of use' planning application
  • Achieving maximum increase in developable area under tight planning constraints
  • Producing financial appraisals showing the viability of the project for the client
  • Obtaining LB Camden's support for the proposed scheme