On this website you will be able to find out about the evolution of our proposals for 40 & 63-81 Pelham Street.

The Wellcome Trust has invested in South Kensington for over 25 years and is continually investing in its buildings to ensure they are contributing positively to their neighbourhoods.

In this case, our plans aim to improve the two properties we own on Pelham Street. 40 Pelham Street and 63-81 Pelham Street are located at the eastern end of Pelham Street, near the junction with Brompton Cross. The former is vacant and the latter is nearly at the end of its long-term tenancy. Neither building is suitable for modern office occupiers.

There is presently a shortage of high-quality office space available in the borough. Our proposals aim to revitalise the sites and create well-designed office spaces.

Existing view of 40 and 63-81 Pelham Street

What this means for Pelham Street and the local area

Our plans will appeal to high-quality commercial tenants, start-ups and local businesses. This increased footfall will support local businesses and Brompton Cross as an important district centre.

The developments will be car-free, thereby encouraging more sustainable modes of transport to the sites. The projects will boost both sites’ sustainability and ecological value by introducing a new central courtyard and garden spaces for 40 Pelham Street and the inclusion of new green roofs and terraces at 63-81 Pelham Street.

About us

The Wellcome Trust is a charitable foundation supporting research to improve health across the world. We fund our work with the returns from our investment portfolio, including property holdings such as our estate in South Kensington.

The Wellcome Trust was established over 80 years ago by Sir Henry Wellcome, a medical entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Our estate in South Kensington

We have been investing in South Kensington for over 25 years. We have aimed to add value to the area and its communities by maintaining responsible management and stewardship of all our properties. Our estate helps to fund the important work of the global charitable foundation to support health-related projects and research, including tackling COVID-19.

About our work

Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.
We support fundamental scientific research into life, health and wellbeing, and we are taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.

Tackling the coronavirus

We have helped to develop vaccines and drugs to treat a range of diseases since our inception. We are currently involved in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic working with our global partners to provide £10m of funding for urgently needed research.

The team

  • Development managers – M3 Consulting
  • Architects (40 Pelham Street) – 6a architects
  • Landscape architects (40 Pelham Street) – Dan Pearson Studio
  • Architects (63-81 Pelham Street) – Piercy&Company
  • Planning consultants – DP9
  • Heritage consultants – KM Heritage
  • Communications consultants – Cascade Communications