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How to ensure future viability of a heritage building

A look at how JLL Heritage team worked with London Borough of Bromley and Historic England to preserve future use of the historic Klinger Building.


Future proofing an historic site






After purchasing the site of the Klinger building based on advice from our Heritage team; Chancerygate’s ambition was to promote creative solutions and radical intervention to secure a future viable use for the building and a significant uplift in wider site value.

How we worked together

Klinger factory was built in 1836, designed by the celebrated  architectural practice, Wallis Gilbert & Partners.  The form of the building reflected the typical design approach of the practice, with impressive public facing elevations hiding utilitarian facilities behind.  This sought to enhance the status of the industry and company for which they were designing.

Members of the Heritage team worked with the appointed client team to identify suitable redevelopment, demolition and adaptive works, and initiated heritage led pre-purchase discussions with both the London Borough of Bromley and Historic England.  This informed feasibility options and ensured the successful promotion of radical planning and listed building proposals designed to clear the site and secure the future viable use for the frontage building.


The approved scheme has unlocked the rear of the large site for redevelopment and secured the reuse of the frontage building, realising an enhanced site value for Chancerygate which our competitors were unable to help realise.  It is hoped that this will enable the removal of the building from the Heritage at Risk Register.


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Henry Ryde

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