Have your say on plans to reimagine 82-83 Margaret Street

Creating new homes, modern coworking space, wellness facilities and community spaces

DAO Estate has recently purchased 82-83 Margaret Street. The building was originally constructed as a convent in 1914, and contains the Grade II listed All Saints Convent Chapel to the rear.  

DAO is bringing forward plans to reimagine the seven-storey building in a sustainable way, to create a self-contained community, comprising residential accommodation, coworking space and wellness facilities which include a gym and garden.  

At its heart will be the main chapel space and wellness garden, used as an event and community space for both residents and the wider community.

The proposals seek to conserve as much of the embedded carbon in the building as possible by proposing maximum re-use and minimum intervention, which inlcudes the extensive and sensitive restoration of the chapel and preservation of original features within the convent building.

Ahead of submitting a planning application to Westminster City Council next year, we are keen to engage with the local community and understand any feedback.  

On this website you will see our initial plans, as well as details of our consultation events. 

Please take the opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions with us about our proposals.

Our key principles

01 Refurbishment

Prioritise refurbishment over redevelopment and maximise use of existing structures to minimise embodied carbon emissions into atmosphere

02 Heritage

Sensitively restore the historic Grade II listed chapel to create an engaging and unique space for community use and events

03 Reprovide Accommodation

Create high quality, modern residential accommodation which preserves original convent features and retains the building's character

04 Wellbeing

Introduce a wellness garden in the central courtyard to provide much needed green space to support physical health, and mental wellbeing of local community and residents

05 Workspace

Provide new, modern shared coworking space for use by residents

06 Amenities

Bring forward gym facilities at lower ground floor level

07 Sustainability

Target the use of 100% electrical plant, renewal energy and smart energy solutions to minimise energy use and further enhance the sustainability of the site

About DAO Estate

DAO Estate is committed to working with the local community and Westminster City Council to deliver a heritage-led and sensitive redevelopment at this location.  

DAO has a record of sensitively restoring and refurbishing heritage buildings in Westminster, including 16 Devonshire Place and 2 Mansfield Street  which were extensively remodelled and restored to create high quality residential accommodation. 

DAO has also worked closely  with Westminster City Council to develop plans for the full scale redevelopment of 12-14 Cavendish Place and was granted permission in 2020 to create an exclusive workplace and private members club in these Grade II listed buildings. 

82-83 Margaret Street reflects DAO’s growing ambition to develop spaces which are measurably better for people and the planet. DAO always seeks to create spaces which are both high quality and low carbon for living, working and wellness.

Have your say

Online Webinar

Wednesday 23rd November
6pm-7pm

Public Exhibition

Tuesday 29th November 
3pm-7pm

Survey

The consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about our proposals for 82-83 Margaret Street, please fill in this form and we will keep you updated with our scheme as we progress.