Northcliffe House

London, EC4
DWS
Planning submission 2020; Design development
200,000 sq ft NIA
Confidential
Office, retail

John Robertson Architects, Architects
Waterman Structures, Structural engineer
Watkins Payne Partnership, Building services engineers
Gardiner & Theobald, Cost consultant


Northcliffe House, is a is a listed 270,000 sq ft GIA refurbishment providing upgraded office space, extensions to existing floorplates, new terrace amenity and repurposing of the ground floor entrance and retail provision. The redevelopment of the original Daily Mail building south of Fleet Street is bringing back much needed character and life to the building and surrounding area. The scheme has been positively received by planners and neighbouring residents.

M3 has undertaken a review of the originally proposed development options to provide advice to the client on the best value development options to meet the brief. M3 then led the team through feasibility to fully assess the development options proposed, holding initial discussions with planners to understand the full development potential of the site and the viability of options proposed.

Project highlights


  • Achieving NIA uplift through existing floorplate extensions and atrium infills
  • Re-enlivening the existing building to enhance the historic features of the building and create new grade A office space with new terrace amenity
  • Selecting and steering the team through timely submission of planning application
  • Managing consultation process with relevant stakeholders pre submission