Carmelite House

Embankment, EC4
Aberdeen Asset Management Authority
Planning consent and disposal 2011
131,000 sq ft
£35m
Office

Fletcher Priest, Architect

Chapman Bathurst, Building services engineer

WSP, Structural engineer


Carmelite House stitched the old and new to create congruous, modern Grade A floorplates in the 131,000 sq ft office building. M3 undertook feasibility studies to understand the potential increasing the amount and quality of lettable space in this previously adapted listed building, and then procured and led a design team to develop the proposals for the planning application. While retaining the 18th Century façade, significant alteration to the building included core reconfigurations, a new façade along Victoria Embankment elevation and new major plant and a BREEAM Very Good rating. Planning consent was achieved in September 2011.

Project highlights


  • Securing planning and listed building consent
  • Creating better floorplates while increasing the size by 10,000 sq ft NIA with atrium infill, rationalisation of stair cores, a new 6th floor and new roof terrace overlooking the River Thames
  • Assisted in the disposal of the site following planning consent