Groucho Club gets green light

HKR Architects have been granted planning permission for their designs for the extension of the famed Groucho Club in Soho.

Plans for the private social club include a four-storey extension which will include new bedrooms as well as a complete refurbishment of the existing accommodation.

Gordon Pickering, chief executive of the London office of HKR said: “We’ve enjoyed working on this project for the past 12 months and steering it through the planning process.

“The enhancements to the Groucho will ensure not only that the members experience is enhanced, but that it remains a lively beacon of individuality in the 21st century.”

Facilities at the club, which opened in 1985, include three bars and two restaurants.

the club is owned by private equity firm Graphite Capital, which acquired the site in 2006 in a deal believed to be worth around £20m.

HKR Architects have been granted planning permission for their designs for the extension of the famed Groucho Club in Soho. Plans for the private social club include a four-storey extension which will include new bedrooms as well as a complete refurbishment of the existing accommodation. Gordon Pickering, chief executive of the London office of HKR said: “We’ve enjoyed working on this project for the past 12 months and steering it
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