Shell Centre is located on Belvedere Road in Bishops Ward in the London Borough of Lambeth.
It is a well known landmark near County Hall, the Southbank Centre, Waterloo Station and the London Eye.
The nearest tube and train station is London Waterloo, London’s busiest station.
Redeveloping the site, retaining the tower
Redevelopment of the site will retain the 27 story tower and introduce additional office, retail and residential provision on the site.
Shell have vacated wing buildings and temporarily relocated some staff to offices in Canary Wharf and The Strand, who will return to a new office building on the redeveloped site. Shell continue to own the tower building and expect to stay in occupation while redevelopment takes place.
The developer team is fully aware of other developments happening in and around the area and will seek to complement local initiatives of importance to the neighborhood, such as the current redevelopment of Jubilee Gardens, Elizabeth House and potential alterations to Waterloo Station.
Royal Dutch Shell has considered development on the site for some time. In 2004 the Secretary of State approved proposals to build shops and offices.
Known as Belvedere Court, the scheme included a large new building on the podium site, opposite to the former County Hall. The current proposals have been drawn up within the parameters of this consented scheme but consist of new designs informed by public consultation.
Shell has honoured various Section 106 planning obligations, which include a payment of more than £1.5m towards the improvements at Jubilee Gardens and a similar future payment towards local new leisure facilities (including the proposed swimming pool) at Doon Street.
Creating employment and a new shopping, living and working destination
The developer team has various goals it would like to see met through this redevelopment. These include:
- Helping to build employment in the area
- Supporting the area’s cultural offer
- Ensuring that South Bank and Waterloo becomes even more of a destination in the centre of London
- Creating new dynamic, mixed use spaces that complement and continue the trend of recent developments on the South Bank
Neighbouring residents & businesses
Those who are close to the redevelopment are invited to participate in the consultation and engagement process:
We are in conversation with residents of County Hall, Whitehouse Apartments, and further, more remote residential communities as well as key businesses, cultural and tourist operators. To find out more about the consultation process, please go to the Consultation page.