Last edited 18 Dec 2020

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Cockpit Yard


U + I Group transform areas of towns and cities into thriving communities and neighbourhoods, with a portfolio of mixed use regeneration projects within London, the south-east, Manchester and Dublin.

Building on their track record for award-winning Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, U+I Group’s partnership with Camden Council aims to deliver a new mixed-use destination for Holborn.

Located on Theobald’s Road within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area, the site is currently occupied by Holborn library and Cockpit Arts, an award winning social enterprise and creative business incubator for designer-makers.

U+I are working on plans with award-winning architectural practice Coffey Architects having been selected in February 2016 by Camden Council as their development partner. The site will be completely redeveloped to provide new employment studio spaces, a fully-remodelled library and local studies archive facility, and new public spaces that will help to promote it as a creative hub for the community. The redevelopment will also deliver 105 new homes including new affordable units.

The redevelopment of the library and employment space will be provided at no cost to the public purse with the delivery of the public elements of the scheme funded by the sales of the private residential units.

U+I will start its community engagement programme regarding its plans for Cockpit Yard and Holborn Library in mid-2016 with the aim of submitting a planning application by the end of 2016.

Project data:

  • Date acquired: Mar 2016
  • Value: £100m
  • Architect: Coffey Architects


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