A planning application (Z/2004/1656/F) submitted by F.J. Malcolm and FW Consulting in July 2004 proposed partial demolition of 43 – 47 Arthur Street (behind 16 – 18 Chichester Street) and construction of a 6-storey building with 7th storey plant room. The application also proposed internal refurbishment, extension and alterations to 16-18 Chichester Street The proposal comprised ground and first floor retail and office accommodation on the upper floors. The application was approved in December 2006.
Nos. 16 – 18 Chichester Street comprises a four-storey building designed by Thomas J. Houston in 1906.