Potter & Holmes have obtained planning consent at appeal on behalf of Chapter One for the redevelopment of their headquarters at CAC Waterloo.
Chapter One, hostel housing association, set up a limited architecture competition for the redevelopment of their prestigious building in Waterloo which houses their head quarters and a large overseas student hostel.
Having won this commission in March 2008, Potter & Holmes submitted a planning application in August 2008 and finally received full planning permission at appeal in November 2009.
The project consists of converting the majority of the existing student rooms into en suite accommodation as well as the addition of a floor at roof level and the introduction of a new accommodation block within the courtyard of the building.
With carefully considered demolitions the whole building complex is rationalised to provide student accommodation suitable for the 21st century, a new head quarters office suite for the 22 staff of the organisation as well as new conference areas and refurbished communal spaces for the students.