Wandsworth Council has approved the variation to the previously approved development of the famous department store.

The variation was for both planning and listed buildings consent;

Variation of conditions 2, 4A, 20 and 26 of planning permission dated 12/07/2021 ref 2020/3421 (Alterations including erection of two-story roof extension, removal of external canopy and refurbishment of building facades, restoration of the rooftop dome, associated cycle parking, landscaping and other ancillary activities, in connection with proposed Class E use (Associated Listed Building Application Ref: 2020/3483)) to allow amendments to the development as in additional rooftop ductwork, an increase in the lift overrun by approx. 300mm, amendments to the land use mix, an amendment to suit structural requirements and existing slab levels and installation of a riser from the lower ground floor up to the louvres on Ilminster Gardens elevation.

Arding and Hobbs is transforming from a historic department store to a mixed-use hub.

The revitalised building offers :

  • 90,000 Sq ft of workspace
  • 23,000 Sq ft of retail and leisure
  • 4,500 Sq ft of biodiverse roof space
  • 156 lockers and cycle spaces
  • Roof pavilion and landscaped terraces

The building is within easy reach of Clapham Junction and Clapham Common stations.



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