About the site
Site location and context
As a reminder, the site is bounded by High Holborn to the south, Museum Street to the east and New Oxford Street to the north with the rear of the properties fronting Grape Street forming the western boundary. West Central Street dissects the site and separates out the existing Selkirk House from the New Oxford Street / West Central Street block (known as ‘The West Central Street buildings’).
Aerial map showing site of One Museum Street/Selkirk House and West Central Street building
The site currently comprises Selkirk House, which is ground plus 16-storeys in height and is predominantly occupied by the former Travelodge building with a closed NCP car park set across the basement to second floor level.
Prior to 2020, the former Travelodge acted as overspill provision to the Travelodge hotel located at High Holborn. The Travelodge is now closed and the site is vacant.
Museum Street Site
WEST CENTRAL STREET
The West Central Street buildings are predominantly in retail use at ground floor level fronting New Oxford Street. The basement, first and second floors of No. 39 – 41 are in office use with the upper floors of 35 – 37 being in residential use. No’s 16a, 16b and 18 West Central Street were previously in use as a nightclub at basement level with offices above although this section of the block is currently vacant.
Previous planning permission was granted on West Central Street for a part refurbishment, part new building development comprising 19 homes alongside ground floor shops and cafes and a workspace.