Public realm
How will you improve the public realm in Hudson’s Place to meet the requirements of Greening Victoria?

We are proposing that Hudson’s Place is transformed from a tree and plant free zone to becoming 25% urban greening including trees, planting, and lawn areas for community use. Species proposed will be a mix of native and non-native with recognised importance to pollinator groups. Below ground surface water attenuation for Hudson’s Place is proposed. Hudson’s Place also includes seating, wayfinding, public art and a kiosk.

What will happen to Network Rail’s servicing vans which use Hudson’s Place?

Network Rail’s servicing activity is expected to take place via the APCOA car park, accessed from Eccleston Bridge.

How will the retail units fronting on to Hudson’s Place be serviced once it is closed to traffic?

Servicing of the station’s retail units that front onto Hudson’s Place is expected to take place via the APCOA car park, accessed from Eccleston Bridge.

How will your servicing plans and car-park affect the Inner ring road?

Servicing and car parking will take place from a dedicated bay within the site. There is expected to be no adverse implication for vehicles passing along Bridge Place.

How will you manage waste and recycling?

Waste for the private and intermediate residential and for non-residential uses is proposed to be stored in the basement, where it will be transferred by the site FM team to the ground floor using the car lift. The presentation point will be adjacent to the site and within 10m of the area designated for loading, which is proposed to be on the northern side of Bridge Place.

For the social residential units, residents would utilise lifts to gain access to the ground floor from their units and will route outside of the building, along the southern footway of Bridge Place, to gain access to a waste store. Refuse vehicles are proposed to collect from the southern side of Bridge Place, within 10m of the waste store. Waste stores will provide segregated waste storage for each waste stream in line with Westminster guidance.

How will deliveries and servicing traffic be managed?

The design team is considering two options for servicing and delivery arrangements. One option proposes a pull-in bay on the northern side of Bridge Place, located behind a 2m wide footway. An alternative arrangement is to use an adapted version of the existing arrangement, namely a pull-in bay on Bridge Place. In both cases, goods would be transferred to and from the development from the main building lift core.

Rough sleeping & anti-social behaviour
What plans do you have to eliminate rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour around the site?

The façade design animates the surrounding area as much as possible with entrances and receptions. Active frontages and the public realm enhancements on Hudson’s Place and Bridge Place should all contribute to help eliminate rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour.

Is there an overhang above the ground floor to give shelter to vagrants?

There is but this will be well designed and lit with the extensive use of glazing on the ground floor façade that will help to avoid dark areas and places vagrants can shelter. The ground floor will also be policed by the 24hr office and residential receptions.

Parking & transport
Is there sufficient parking for the residents who will be living in the block? If not, will they expect to apply for residents parking permits from Westminster City Council?

The development will be car–free with the exception of blue badge disabled parking bays proposed within the basement to meet policy requirements. Given the highly accessible location, and in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy it is not expected that local residents will require parking provision on-site. Residents will still be able to apply for on-street parking permits, albeit the eligibility criteria for this is kept under continual review by Westminster. However, the location of on-street residents’ spaces is a significant distance from the site.  We therefore do not expect residents within the building will seek to apply for a residents parking permit given they would need to park their car a significant distance away from the site.

Please see below the number of cycle spaces for each use that comply with the London Plan 2021.

Use Class

Land Use

Long Stay Spaces

Short Stay Spaces


Financial/Professional Services;cafes/restaurants*




Business Offices








Other (e.g. cinema, bingo, etc.)**







There will be ample cycle spaces for all tenures as well as 5% accessible spaces. For the office, there will also be showers, lockers and changing facilities. 

What impact will the development have on the bus stands adjacent to the site on Wilton Road, during construction and in the longer term?

The development is expected to have no impact on the bus stands once the scheme is operational. Discussions with TfL are ongoing in relation to local traffic management during the demolition and – in due course – construction of the development. The operational function of local bus services is expected to be retained at all times.

What is the timetable for construction? How does this compare to the consented scheme?

Demolition is set to commence in the Summer of 2022 with construction estimated to continue until the summer of 2025.

What is your plan for construction management and minimising disruption for neighbours?

A Construction and Logistics Plan was submitted as part of the planning application, this includes the strategy on the management of construction vehicles, including hours of operation. The strategy was developed in consultation with both TfL and Westminster to ensure the construction will not adversely impact neighbours in the surrounding area.

What efforts will be made to minimise environmental damage and ensure the development is sustainable

An Environmental Statement, which looks at effects on nearby communities, accompanied the Application and included air quality, noise and vibration levels, daylight and sunlight levels, wind speeds in the immediate area, greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation to the changing climate. The Environmental Statement identifies measures needed to prevent adverse impacts, which we would expect Westminster City Council to secure by planning condition.

Construction phase environmental impacts will be avoided by measures that will be outlined in a Construction Environmental Management Plan, which will include measures to avoid pollution, visual disturbance, traffic disruption, dust and excess noise and vibration.

An ecology survey showed that there will be no impact from demolition and construction on any species other than nesting birds (feral pigeon) and the proposal will achieve a biodiversity net gain on the Site through landscaping. There are no flood risk, land contamination or archaeology impacts that would not be addressed with standard measures such as a drainage strategy and an archaeological watching brief.

The design of the development will follow the principles and hierarchy of the GLA’s London Plan 2021. The first step will be to integrate passive measures into the overall design in order to achieve a minimum carbon reduction of 10% for the residential and 15% for the non - residential elements. Following this the ‘Be Clean and Be Green steps’ will be taken in order to achieve significant carbon reductions with the overall aim of targeting in excess of the minimum standards required.