Ascot Road, Orion Land and Leisure
       
     
Ilona Rose House, Soho Estates
       
     
Buckingham Palace Road, Gaw Capital
       
     
KOKO, Vevil International
       
     
Sea Containers House, Archlane
       
     
       
     
Mondrian London, Morgans Hotel Group
       
     
COLPAI, The City of London Corporation
       
     
Kettner's Townhouse, Soho Estates and Soho House
       
     
90-104 Berwick Street, Berwick Street Securities
       
     
Parker Tower, BNP Paribas Real Estate
       
     
Sumner Heath (Farnham), Danescroft Land
       
     
The Hoxton, Holborn
       
     
Praed Street, Enstar Capital
       
     
Douglas Bennett House, SLaM
       
     
South London Islamic Centre (SLIC)
       
     
The Academy Pub, Arbitrage Group
       
     
Bounce
       
     
Brake Shear House, Wrenbridge Land
       
     
Cecil Road, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
Clarendon Road, Vedose Ltd
       
     
Folgate Court, DTZ Investors
       
     
Chichester Rents, Raingate
       
     
King's Place, Southwark Homes
       
     
Hilton London Bankside
       
     
Horton Road, Danescroft Land
       
     
Time Out Market, Spitalfields
       
     
Tregunter Road, Lennox Investments
       
     
Winfrith, Magnox
       
     
Sanderson Hotel, Morgans Hotel Group
       
     
Western Avenue, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
Eastcote Arms, Hycgan
       
     
St George's Field, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
W Hotel
       
     
Spires Shopping Centre, Pears Property
       
     
Fenwick, Brent Cross Shopping Centre
       
     
Ascot Road, Orion Land and Leisure
       
     
Ascot Road, Orion Land and Leisure

Watford Borough Council

Working on behalf of Orion, Comm Comm UK led a comprehensive communication strategy introducing the first major scheme to come forward under Watford Council's taller building policy. 

In addition to a thorough public consultation, we led engagement with stakeholders ranging from residents' associations, businesses, local schools and political representatives. We developed a media relations strategy to ensure regular updates to the Watford Observer, property trade press and local broadcast media, liaising with the Council's Communication team to ensure a joined-up approach.

www.ascotroad-watford.co.uk

Ilona Rose House, Soho Estates
       
     
Ilona Rose House, Soho Estates

Westminster City Council

Comm Comm UK led the consultation and community engagement for Soho Estates’ significant scheme, Ilona Rose House. Named after owners, Fawn Ilona and India Rose James, the new mixed-use site sits on Charing Cross Road in Westminster.

The new development will deliver a mixed-use scheme in the Tottenham Court Road Opportunity Area. With support from Mayor Sadiq Khan, Ilona Rose House was granted planning permission in June 2016.

Comm Comm UK continues to deliver community relations for the demolition and construction phase of the project, offering strategic advice on the scheme. Currently, Comm Comm UK is working on a visual art installation to promote the project and Soho during construction of the building.

www.ilonarosehouse.com

Buckingham Palace Road, Gaw Capital
       
     
Buckingham Palace Road, Gaw Capital

Westminster City Council

Gaw Capital is working on the enhancement of 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road. The scheme will provide an improved public realm and retail units on the ground floor as well as a two and a half-storey modern roof extension. It will also provide new facilities for Bulleid Way bus station and reconfigure Central Square with a new office entrance.

Comm Comm UK led the strategic relations and community engagement programme to gain local support for the application, which has recently been submitted to Westminster City Council. 

www.bpr-consultation.london

KOKO, Vevil International
       
     
KOKO, Vevil International

London Borough of Camden

Comm Comm UK delivered the public consultation programme for the refurbishment of Grade II listed KOKO, the Hope & Anchor pub, 65 Bayham Place and 1 Bayham Street. The scheme will provide a mix of uses to complement the existing venue and will ensure the longevity of KOKO as a world-leading live-music venue.

Comm Comm UK is working closely with key heritage, music and community organisations as well as residents and businesses to ensure all interested parties are involved.

www.koko.uk.com/hopeandanchor_restoration

Sea Containers House, Archlane
       
     
Sea Containers House, Archlane

London Borough of Southwark

Sea Containers House is a large building on the Thames; it has the longest frontage on the river after The Houses of Parliament. Jessica led the consultation and public affairs work necessary to achieve planning permission for the change of use into a 359-bedroom hotel, new offices and restaurants in 2011.

Comm Comm UK led the community relations during a very complex and lengthy construction period. The Upper Ground Monitoring Group was established and run by Comm Comm UK, addressing three major developments in the area and championing joint-working. 

 

       
     
Sea Containers House, Archlane

Jessica was instrumental in putting together the team for the Jubilee wrap of the Sea Containers House building. The wrap, which was picked up by media outlets across the globe, featured a photo of the Royal Family taken for the Silver Jubilee in 1977. Jessica advised and worked with the team to gain advertising planning consent for its installation.

Mondrian London, Morgans Hotel Group
       
     
Mondrian London, Morgans Hotel Group

London Borough of Southwark

Planning hours for the new hotel in Sea Containers House meant that non-guests needed to leave by 11.30pm each day. Mondrian London wanted later hours to ensure long-term viability.

Comm Comm UK, working with the owner of Sea Containers and the General Manager of the hotel, delivered a strategy that resulted in the Planning Committee granting the applied for hours. This secured the future of the new five-star hotel on the Southbank.

www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-london

COLPAI, The City of London Corporation
       
     
COLPAI, The City of London Corporation

City of London/London Borough of Islington

Comm Comm UK has been appointed by The City of London Corporation to deliver stakeholder relations for the redevelopment of the former Richard Cloudesley School. The proposals include a new primary school as well as 66 new homes for social rent. The site sits on the boundary of the City of London and London Borough of Islington and next to the Grade II listed Golden Lane Estate, popular with design creatives and architects. 

Due to the nature of the informed and active local community, the consultation methodology was kept flexible to respond to the appetite for more engagement and consultation. Through phases of consultation, an unprecedented level of feedback was received. 

Comm Comm UK qualitatively and quantitively assessed all feedback received to ensure the team had the right tools to develop the design and respond. 

www.colpai-project.co.uk

Kettner's Townhouse, Soho Estates and Soho House
       
     
Kettner's Townhouse, Soho Estates and Soho House

Westminster City Council

Soho Estates and Soho House are working in partnership on the restoration and refurbishment of 15 former townhouses in the Soho Conservation Area to create Kettner's Townhouse. The scheme, which is made up of 11 listed buildings and two unlisted Buildings of Merit, will create a high-quality restaurant, champagne bar, 28 bedrooms and a new pavilion.

Comm Comm UK led the strategic relations and community engagement programme to gain local support for the application, which was granted planning consent in October 2015.

90-104 Berwick Street, Berwick Street Securities
       
     
90-104 Berwick Street, Berwick Street Securities

Westminster City Council

In June 2014, PMB Holdings secured planning consent for a new urban hotel, 12 new private apartments, four new affordable homes for families and 13 updated retail units in the heart of Soho.

Over the course of two years, Comm Comm UK got to know individuals in the area extremely well and were able to negotiate and gain widespread support for the scheme. The consultation was considered exemplar by Westminster City Council.

Comm Comm UK is now supporting the construction communications and managing strategic relations with local stakeholders throughout the project.

www.berwickst.co.uk

Parker Tower, BNP Paribas Real Estate
       
     
Parker Tower, BNP Paribas Real Estate

London Borough of Camden

BNP Paribas Real Estate purchased Parker Tower with planning consent in April 2014. Comm Comm UK was appointed to lead the community relations for a Section 73 application for internal changes within the consented footprint. Comm Comm UK supported the application, which led to the application being granted.

Subsequently, Comm Comm UK worked with BNP Paribas on the demolition and construction communications. There was a considerable amount of housing overlooking the site. Comm Comm UK led communications with residents who may be impacted in their homes during works. We pioneered the use of a nearby respite area that Camden Council is now using as best practice for other construction sites within the borough.

www.parkertower.co.uk

Sumner Heath (Farnham), Danescroft Land
       
     
Sumner Heath (Farnham), Danescroft Land

Waverley Borough Council

PLOT (Farnham) LLP submitted a planning application for new homes on land off Hale Road, Farnham. The refreshed proposals offer a number of benefits to the local community including 7.14 hectares of green space, 97 new homes carefully interwoven with the existing village fringes of Hale and S106 contributions to education, healthcare and local transport.

Comm Comm UK was brought on board to develop a targeted consultation programme with local residents who had strongly objected to the scheme. Comm Comm UK explained the proposals to residents’ groups and councillors to proactively help overcome local concerns.

www.sumnerheath.co.uk

The Hoxton, Holborn
       
     
The Hoxton, Holborn

London Borough of Camden

Comm Comm UK has worked with The Hoxton, Holborn on a number of occasions delivering community engagement programmes for planning applications. The Hoxton, Holborn was successful in gaining planning permission for a single-storey pavilion extension in March 2016, as a direct result of consultation.

Following a prosperous two years operating in Holborn, a new bedroom extension was proposed over the existing service yard and an application was later submitted. Comm Comm UK worked with the hotel and devised a robust strategy, which led to the application being consented by the planning committee in 2017. 

www.thehoxton.com

Praed Street, Enstar Capital
       
     
Praed Street, Enstar Capital

Westminster City Council

Enstar Capital appointed Comm Comm UK to lead a communications and engagement programme for the redevelopment of Enstar House, Praed Street. The site sits in close proximity to Paddington Station and neighbours the recently consented Paddington Cube. Designed by MATT Architecture, the redevelopment will modernise the building, providing new retail spaces and additional reconfigured office space.

Douglas Bennett House, SLaM
       
     
Douglas Bennett House, SLaM

London Borough of Southwark

South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust (SLaM) is undertaking a number of improvements to its campus on Denmark Hill. Douglas Bennett House is the first of these projects and the key to unlocking future improvements. The scheme will deliver a Centre of Excellence for the mental healthcare of older adults and those with dementia.

Comm Comm UK delivered a programme of community and political engagement and consultation for the project.

www.slam.nhs.uk/placesandspaces

South London Islamic Centre (SLIC)
       
     
South London Islamic Centre (SLIC)

London Borough of Lambeth

The South London Islamic Centre (SLIC) is a centre for religious, educational and cultural purposes. After 40 years on Mitcham Lane, the centre has become disjointed, ageing and in need of wholesale development. The proposed redevelopment will provide meeting halls, new prayer facilities, gymnasium, nursery, café and inter-faith library.

Comm Comm UK is appointed to lead on community consultation and communications to deliver this scheme. Comm Comm UK has undertaken two successful public exhibitions and met a range of stakeholders, including Chuka Umunna MP, ward councillors, local residents and businesses. This was to ensure as many people as possible understood the proposals. An application will be submitted shortly to London Borough of Lambeth.

www.slicmosque.org

The Academy Pub, Arbitrage Group
       
     
The Academy Pub, Arbitrage Group

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Arbitrage Group is leading the redevelopment of The Academy Pub on Princedale Road. The proposals include sensitive refurbishment and extension of the public house as well as new homes. The scheme is being designed to complement the surrounding streetscape and will contribute positively to the Norland Conservation Area.

Comm Comm UK is leading the communications and consultation programme, which has included a public exhibtion, as well as a regular meeting programme with key stakeholders. 

Bounce
       
     
Bounce

London Borough of Hackney

Hackney Council selected Bounce as its development partner to redevelop a disused car park below a large residential tower owned by social housing provider, Hackney Homes. The car park had previously been used by residents in the housing above but was closed due to crime and anti-social behaviour.

Comm Comm UK delivered a stakeholder engagement programme to ensure the local community understood the proposals put forward to Hackney Council. The approach proved successful and the planning application gained wide support locally. Unusually, local amenity group, Shoreditch Community Association, wrote in support of the application. Hackney Council commended the consultation process and planning consent was gained.

http://www.bouncepingpong.com

Brake Shear House, Wrenbridge Land
       
     
Brake Shear House, Wrenbridge Land

London Borough of Barnet

In 2016, Wrenbridge Land was unanimously granted planning consent for the redevelopment of Brake Shear House industrial site into 40 new homes and commercial space.

Comm Comm UK led a programme of community engagement with tenants, the community and press. The project had a great deal of attention from the local media due to the relocation of traders. Comm Comm UK managed sensitivities with traders and the press to ensure that the application was seen positively.  

The Barnet Society was in full support of the scheme and spoke in favour of the redevelopment at committee.

Cecil Road, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
Cecil Road, Notting Hill Housing

London Borough of Harrow

Notting Hill Housing submitted a planning application to redevelop the haulage yard on Cecil Road, Wealdstone. The mixed-use development will provide much-needed family and first time buyer homes in a row of terraced houses with apartments at either end. The scheme has been designed to also deliver flexible workspace at the request of London Borough of Harrow.

Comm Comm UK led on political and community consultation for the scheme.

Clarendon Road, Vedose Ltd
       
     
Clarendon Road, Vedose Ltd

Watford Borough Council

Vedose is leading the redevelopment on Clarendon Road to create a high-quality modern design to include new commercial space, new homes and landscaped public realm. The proposed scheme reflects Watford Borough Council’s desire for Clarendon Road to be a major premier hub for major corporate headquarters and businesses. 

Comm Comm UK is providing strategic advice and stakeholder relations for the project. 

Folgate Court, DTZ Investors
       
     
Folgate Court, DTZ Investors

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Comm Comm UK was appointed to lead the political and community relations for a planning application in Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets in the Elder Street Conservation Area. The application was for a refurbishment of three office buildings to improve connectivity. It also included façade replacement to preserve and enhance the character of the conservation area.

In June 2016, Folgate Court was unanimously granted planning consent, following a successful consultation programme.

www.folgatecourt.com

Chichester Rents, Raingate
       
     
Chichester Rents, Raingate

London Borough of Camden

Jessica led the planning and community relations support for the redevelopment of retail and offices on Chancery Lane in 2012. Consent was secured for a modern, mixed-use scheme that incorporated office, residential and retail behind a retained façade, which overlooks Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Comm Comm UK supported the construction communications, working with the contractor, Chorus Group, to communicate works and timeframes to the local stakeholders in the area.

King's Place, Southwark Homes
       
     
King's Place, Southwark Homes

London Borough Southwark

Comm Comm UK has been appointed by Southwark Homes to undertake community, stakeholder and political engagement for King’s Place, a new mixed-use scheme in Southwark. Comm Comm UK has been working alongside award winning architects Allies and Morrison on the scheme, which will deliver 111 new homes as well as flexible workspace, offices and retail units.

Comm Comm UK has led an extensive consultation programme focusing on key aspects of the scheme including; the increase to Southwark’s public realm, materiality in relation to the glass towers of Elephant and Castle and the yellow brick façades of Borough Market and neighbouring redevelopment projects. Key aspects of the scheme have been consulted on and discussed in detail with the local community, such as the need for family homes and re-provision of health services on-site.

Hilton London Bankside
       
     
Hilton London Bankside

London Borough of Southwark

Comm Comm UK worked with Hilton London Bankside on its planning application to bring its planning hours into line with its late premises licence.

A programme of community engagement was undertaken with local residents and ward councillors to discuss hotel operations, gain feedback and work to improve key aspects. The planning application was successfully granted in June 2016.

 

Horton Road, Danescroft Land
       
     
Horton Road, Danescroft Land

London Borough of Hillingdon

Danescroft Land submitted an application to the London Borough of Hillingdon for the redevelopment of land bordering the Grand Union Canal to the West of Colham Bridge, West Drayton. The scheme will provide much-needed, high quality market and affordable homes for the local area. The proposals seek to provide new amenity space with a key focus on the design opening up viewpoints onto the canal. The scheme also features landscaping, improved access arrangements, cycle storage and car parking facilities to complement the new homes.

Comm Comm UK led on political and community communications for the redevelopment, which was approved in 2017. 

Time Out Market, Spitalfields
       
     
Time Out Market, Spitalfields

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Time Out Market submitted a planning and licensing application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for a new fine-dining food and cultural market within a disused warehouse on Commercial Street. 

Comm Comm UK was appointed following the reciept a large number of objections from the local community to both applications. Comm Comm UK worked with Time Out Market developing relations with local groups to help promote positive aspects of the scheme, which led to a number of individuals coming forward to speak in support. Comm Comm UK advised Time Out Market on strategic planning issues and gave pragmatic solutions to challenges faced. 

Despite gaining strong support, the planning and licensing committees were unable to grant the applications due to existing levels of stress in the borough. 

Tregunter Road, Lennox Investments
       
     
Tregunter Road, Lennox Investments

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Comm Comm UK successfully supported the owners of a property on Tregunter Road through a highly targeted pre-application consultation with neighbours and political and community stakeholders. Previous concerns over the extension and re-formatting works to the property were overcome through consultation and planning permission was granted by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in October 2016.

Winfrith, Magnox
       
     
Winfrith, Magnox

Purbeck District Council

Magnox plans to decommission the licenced nuclear site at Winfrith, Dorset by 2023.

Comm Comm UK has been appointed to lead on community communications and key stakeholder relationships in preparation for decommissioning of the site. Comm Comm UK is developing a communications strategy to drive forward the project and support Winfrith in its decommissioning journey.

Sanderson Hotel, Morgans Hotel Group
       
     
Sanderson Hotel, Morgans Hotel Group

Westminster City Council

Comm Comm UK provides planning support and community relations for improvements to the Grade II listed hotel in Fiztrovia.

Western Avenue, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
Western Avenue, Notting Hill Housing

London Borough of Ealing

Comm Comm UK worked with bptw partnership on the consultation for five sites along the A40 in Ealing, which make up part of the green corridor. The sites were secured some years ago by Transport for London for a new road widening scheme that is no longer going ahead.

Notting Hill Housing bought the sites to redevelop into housing in 2013. Comm Comm UK developed a programme with the team to engage the community in the design process. Pre-application consultation included numerous public exhibitions and meetings, which led to the application being granted by Ealing Council in October 2015.

Due to strong communication links with the local community, Comm Comm UK continued to liaise with residents and councillors during squatting incidents in May 2016. The squatters were successfully removed from the site within two weeks.

www.westernavenuesites.co.uk

Eastcote Arms, Hycgan
       
     
Eastcote Arms, Hycgan

London Borough of Harrow

Comm Comm UK led the community consultation for Eastcote Arms, a vacant pub, in Harrow. Hycgan will be submitting a planning application to redevelop the site into new homes.

 

St George's Field, Notting Hill Housing
       
     
St George's Field, Notting Hill Housing

London Borough of Harrow

Comm Comm UK led the consultation for a new housing scheme in London Borough of Harrow. The site has been very contentious over the past few years as previous planning applications were refused and taken to Judical Review by members of the local community.

Comm Comm UK undertook extensive stakeholder mapping to establish key stakeholders in the area. The proactive and reassuring approach led to no objections to Notting Hill Housing’s reserved matters application, which was granted in 2015.

W Hotel
       
     
W Hotel

Westminster City Council

Comm Comm UK supported W Hotel’s planning application to Westminster City Council for outside tables and chairs on Wardour Street, Lisle Street and Leicester Street in order to extend its restaurant operations in the summer months.

Comm Comm UK worked with key local stakeholders to discuss issues and concerns and reached a solution for all parties involved. This led to the most controversial application being granted by members of the planning committee.

Spires Shopping Centre, Pears Property
       
     
Spires Shopping Centre, Pears Property

London Borough of Barnet

Comm Comm UK, in partnership with Redwood Consulting, provided strategic planning support and advice service to Pears Property for its planning application. The application, submitted to Barnet Council, was for a new façade and Carluccio’s restaurant in the Spires Shopping Centre on Barnet’s High Street.

Comm Comm UK launched an extensive community engagement programme working and negotiating with local stakeholders. As a direct result, the application was supported widely and swiftly consented.

Fenwick, Brent Cross Shopping Centre
       
     
Fenwick, Brent Cross Shopping Centre

London Borough of Barnet

Comm Comm UK has been appointed by Fenwick to support its position in the new Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Masterplan. 

The team is delivering strategic and targeted engagement to ensure that Fenwick is seen as a principal operator and its needs are met in the masterplan regeneration.