MIXED USE SCHEME
Arena House was owned by a local business operator for many years who had decided to retire. This part brick, part single story warehouse office building was strategically located 1 minute from Angel Islington station. The units were partially run down, the layout and design was inefficient and despite being in a condensed part of the road the site offered potential for a well designed increase in massing if neighbouring light impact could be overcome.
The Apex team immediately undertook the necessary planning, design and cost reports to assess the sites potential and after meeting the attached owner several times agreed the purchase. A local planner was instructed and a ‘connected building’ design approach was established to avoid neighbouring light impact. Following ongoing discussions with the planning officer the team received permits within 12 months for a part 4, part 6 storey new build scheme with 8 luxury apartments and 10k sq. ft. of new media office space.