MetalMouth exclusively reported last week that property developers Almacantar and co developers Consolidated Developments had purchased The Intrepid Fox.
Now, according to the planning application submitted by the property developers, they are looking to demolish the venue, stating their intention of constructing a new residential building, with the anticipation that works are to be completed between January 2014 to July 2016.
The application states: “A new structure will be erected on the site of the existing Intrepid Fox public house, to the south of Centre Point House.”
The application, as yet unnaproved, was submitted to Camden Council on 6th March. “A new structure will replace the existing Intrepid Fox public house, at the southern end of Centre Point House. This will comprise of new residential units split over eight floors.
In addition to the restoration and refurbishment works, the Proposed Development forms part of (but remains distinct in planning application terms) a larger emerging regeneration of the area including new public realm in the area of St Giles Circus.”
This will come as a shock to both workers and regulars of the iconic rock and metal venue. A statement from previous owner, Patrick Begent, has yet to be received. On the previous move to the current location, Begent commented that he had big plans for the venue in it’s new location and that “We’re doing it all ourselves”.
To make comments on the proposal up until 27th March, please head here: http://planningrecords.camden.gov.uk/
To view the application supporting documents, head here: http://planningonline.camden.gov.uk/MULTIWAM/showCaseFile.do?appType=Planning&appNumber=2013%2F1082%2FP
An application for the same developers to turn their recently purchased Centre Point into flats was turned down, with the council citing the reason as “lack of local affordable housing.”