The Holborn Property Unit Trust and Blackfriars Property Group, has been given the green light to embark on a major 300,000 sq ft mixed used scheme in Holborn London.

It has been granted planning consent to build 154,000 sq ft of flexible office space fronting on to High Holborn at 50-57, within Bloomsbury Conservation Area.

The scheme will also feature private, affordable residential and student accommodation with retail and restaurants at the base.

Dan Burr, associate partner at Sheppard Robson, the architect on the scheme and design director on the project, said:

‘We have worked hard to re-engineer this city block with an optimum mix of uses. The proposal will restore listed buildings back to their original residential use and retain valuable elements of other properties.

‘The scheme complements these buildings with a striking contemporary office design at its heart.

‘The surrounding public realm will be enhanced to calm traffic and encourage pedestrian permeability and complementary retail uses will bring vitality to the street level.’