Refurbishment of Bibendum restaurant
FULHAM ROAD, ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
SF Planning secured planning permission and listed building consent from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in November 2016 for internal and external works to Michelin House on Fulham Road in London. The grade II listed building is the former UK headquarters of Michelin and is now home to Bibendum restaurant.
Designed by one of Michelin’s employees, François Espinasse, the building opened for business in 1911 and has three large stained-glass windows based on historical Michelin advertisements all featuring the Michelin Man “Bibendum.”
The approved works will enable the refurbishment and upgrading of facilities within the restaurant, which occupies the ground and first floor of the building, to secure its long term use. The proposals include the re-exposure of several historic elements of the building to enhance its significance. The application was submitted on a tight timeframe and approved within the eight week target date to ensure works could start on site as programmed.