One Museum Street

 

Welcome to the project website for One Museum Street.

This website shows our plans for One Museum Street (also known as Selkirk House) – a now vacant site on Museum Street and High Holborn formally occupied by Travelodge, an NCP car park and its adjacent buildings on West Central Street.

The LabTech team spent several years consulting on proposals for an office-led mixed-use development in line with Camden’s draft site allocations policy, which would provide new residential and commercial uses and new public realm, including a pedestrian route through the site linking West Central Street with High Holborn. Earlier this year, LabTech revised the proposals in response to concerns about the height of the tower and its impact on views and a desire to see more homes delivered, particularly affordable homes.

In June 2022 we (BC Partners and Simten) completed on the purchase of the site from LabTech. We have spent some time considering the revisions and are supportive of changes made by LabTech this year, including the reduction of the proposed height of Museum Street and a significant increase in the number of new homes, with 50% of the new homes being affordable.

Now that the sale is finalised, we will be conducting a full review of the scheme’s approach to sustainability and are currently in the process of introducing ourselves to local stakeholders and neighbours before we submit a planning application this Autumn.

The current condition of the One Museum Street and West Central Street buildings

Find out more

 

In Late March and April 2022 we held a series of public consultation events on the revised proposals, including a webinar on Zoom and an in-person exhibition over two days.

You can read a copy of the boards displayed at the exhibition below.

You can also watch the recording of the webinar below. This was held on 30 March 2022, and includes a presentation by DSDHA on the revised proposals and a Q&A session with attendees and the project team.

CONSULTATION SO FAR

The previous proposals can be seen in the consultation packs prepared for phase one and phase two in 2020 and 2021

The Team

DSDHA is an architecture, urban design and spatial research studio, established by Deborah Saunt and David Hills. More than bricks and mortar, their projects are about people. They bring projects to life and design them to evolve after completion.

They have been awarded 19 RIBA Awards, have twice been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, and have also been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Scotch Partners are a London based design consultancy offering expertise in sustainability. We believe that sustainable and efficient design engineering delivers the highest quality buildings and internal environments.