Astrea secures resolution to grant planning consent for 85,000 sq. ft. office development in Berkeley Square

Astrea has secured resolution to grant planning consent for the redevelopment of 36-38 Berkeley Square (currently known as Berger House) to provide 85,000 sq. ft of brand-new office space. Construction of the Piercy & Company designed scheme will commence in 2021 with completion planned for early 2024. The nine-storey office building will comprise floor plates of up to 11,000 sq. ft and over 7,000 sq. ft of external terracing with landscaping designed by Andy Sturgeon. The consent will include 9,000 sq ft of retail space at ground and lower ground levels.   

The new building will be framed by the comprehensive public realm upgrades currently being delivered to the north side of the square. 

Peter Pulford, Head of Development at Astrea said ”We are delighted to have received support for the scheme from Westminster City Council and look forward to delivering a building that complements its unique address.  We have a very strong project team on board and this building is a clear example of our vision to create new spaces that will excite occupiers”.     

Stuart Piercy, Founder of Piercy & Company architects said “36-38 Berkeley Square is inspired by the beautifully detailed proportions of its historic neighbours. Balancing this context with the ambition for a refined, sustainable and humane workspace drove the design of the building from the inside out. This is articulated through light-filled workspaces, natural materials and triple aspect views of the square and its surrounds”.

Giles Easter, Chief Executive of Astrea said “The enduring quality of this proposed development marks another key milestone in the revitalisation of Berkeley Square, ensuring it maintains its position as offering the highest quality accommodation in the very heart of Mayfair.”

Colliers and Bluebook London have been jointly instructed as office agents and Hanover Green has been solely instructed as retail agent for the scheme.

Astrea is responsible for a significant portfolio of UK real estate assets which includes the Berkeley Square Estate.