Theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh is applying for consent to build a five bedroomed penthouse flat at the top of London’s Novello Theatre, it is reported.
The penthouse flat will
occupy the top two floors of the theatre with one floor comprising two
bedroomed ensuite accommodation for the owner’s use and the other floor
comprising three bedroomed ensuite guest accommodation. There will also be a
private sitting room, a separate large sitting room with bar and kitchen
facilities, a study and utility rooms plus a roof garden. One of the rooms will
feature a raised platform offering views through the tree tops towards the Strand.
Mackintosh is the producer
of famous shows such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the
Opera, Mary Poppins, Oliver!, Miss Saigon and Cats. He is also the owner of the Novello Theatre as well
as a number of other London
The planning application says
that the flat is intended to be used as Mackintosh’s personal residence – a kind
of ‘living above the shop’ but on a grand scale. However, assuming consent is
granted, it is also likely to be a unique and desirable penthouse of
significant value on the high end London
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