Refurbishment of Chichester landmark gets the green light

13 June 2011

Kingsbridge Estates has been granted planning permission for its project to refurbish 40 North Street, a grade II listed building in Chichester.

The developer is intending to convert the historic structure into offices and a restaurant and has revealed that it is already in talks with several up-market restaurant operators over the scheme.

Robert Langmead, managing director of Kingsbridge Estates, commented: “40 North Street is one of Chichester’s most historic buildings in an important part of the city and we have worked very closely with the planning authorities at Chichester District Council to provide a sensitive and attractive refurbishment.”

The 19th century property was previously being used as a private residence and in June last year, permission was granted for its conversion for commercial use.

Kingsbridge Estates has worked on a number of other development projects – and no doubt employed construction software to ensure they ran smoothly – including energy-efficient offices on a brownfield site outside Chichester and the creation of a new glasshouse to allow a nursery to expand its business.