14 April 2016 – Property Week
Developers David and Simon Reubens’ plant to convert Millbank Tower in Westminster into luxury flats has been given the go-ahead.
The scheme will see the 32-storey, grade II listed tower on the banks of the Thames converted into 207 predominatly one and two-bedroom apartments. The project, designed by architects John McAslan + Partners, also includes a 150-bedroom hotel, as well as public realm, public gardens and a private landscaped garden for residents to the rear of the site.
A new cultural facility will also be a part of the scheme, which is located close to the Tate Britain art gallery. John McAslan, chairman of John McAslan + Partners, said: “Our proposals will secure the long term future of this remarkable 20th-century building and we are delighted that Westminster Council has granted planning permission and listed building consent for its conversion to residential use.”
The tower was completed in 1963 and was London’s tallest building until 1965.Previous occupants have included the Labour party, which ran its 1997 election campaign from the site, and the United Nations.