City of London
The consultancy evaluated the architectural and historic value of the post-War New Change building, east of St Paul’s Cathedral, in order to effect the issuing of a certificate of immunity from listing. The results were compiled into a detailed and illustrated report and presented to English Heritage who accepted the findings and issued the certificate. The work was done for Land Securities who intend to redevelop the site to make way for a design by the French architect Jean Nouvel, which now has planning permission. The certificate gives the land owner a degree of certainty during the long and expensive process of developing proposals for such a sensitive site.