Portland House Today
Portland House was designed by Howard Fairbairn and Partners as a brutalist landmark in Victoria. It was constructed on the site of the former Stag Brewery and completed in 1962.
Today, Portland House is in need of investment as it is becoming increasingly tired and currently creates a series of barriers to both the building itself and neighbouring Cardinal Place. The façade has discoloured over time, new windows are required and the surrounding public realm is cluttered and uneven.
Landsec secured planning permission in 2013 for the partial redevelopment of the building, creating additional massing with new facades to deliver 200 new private residential homes. However, we do not wish to proceed with the 2013 permission for the site and have recently launched new proposals which retain much of the existing façade, will add a sensitively designed new extension onto Bressenden Place and ensure it continues as a commercial building.