The application to demolish the building and replace it with offices and flats was refused on 29/1/15. This is an important case and the reasons for refusal were as follows:

“…. because of its scale, density and built form it would be out of keeping with the street-scene and existing character of the area, would represent an overdevelopment of the site, and would result in unacceptable overlooking of other properties. It would also result in the loss of a heritage asset”.