21st September 2023

Listed Building Consent success!

Expertise in planning application for listed buildings sees us achieve consent for Oriental Club refurb

A number of years ago, van Heyningen and Haward established a development masterplan for the Grade 1 listed Stratford House, the C18 home of the Oriental Club, a long-established traditional Members Club. This has guided the Clubs work to the House since, and occasionally we are asked to help with aspects of its development.

Most recently we made a successful Listed Building Consent application for the complete refurbishment of the Club’s main dining room, admirably designed by the Russell Stage Studio, as shown by their illustrative view of the refurbished room.

Our Application to Westminster City Council demonstrated that the changes to the room’s relatively recent decorative scheme, including lighting and built-in furnishings, would not cause undue loss of historic fabric, or harm to the significant elements of the listed fabric, and would deliver a better dining experience to support the Club’s long-term stewardship of Stratford House.