Chancery House is a four-storey red-brick office building (9,087ft2) completed in 1987 to a design by Brodie & Hawthorne Architects.
Macrow Properties and Todd Architects submitted a planning application (Z/2011/0380/F) in March 2011 proposing to demolish the existing building and develop an eight-storey office building with ground floor retail. Following comments from NIEA HBU and the Conservation Officer the scheme was amended in November 2014 to reduce the height of the proposed building. The proposed scheme was further amended in June 2015 and granted planning approval in August 2015. The approved scheme comprises ground floor retail and six upper floors of office accommodation.
The existing building was placed on the market by Lambert Smith Hampton in October 2016 as a ‘freehold office investment opportunity’ with offers invited in excess of £1.45m. Marketing material notes that the building is fully let to MTB Solicitors until 30th April 2020. The building was acquired by DMD Developments in March 2017 for a figure reportedly in excess of the guide price (£1.45m).
Chancery House Investments Ltd submitted a planning application (LA04/2019/2653/F) in November 2019 proposing to demolish the existing building and develop a nine storey building comprising ground floor retail unit and office accommodation (46,200ft2, gross) on the upper floors.
McCormack Demolition demolished the existing four storey building during August 2020.