The Red Lion Public House
Heath & Reach, Bedfordshire
The Red Lion was acquired on an unconditional basis after the previous owners had lost a planning appeal on the site for 8 houses.
A planning application was submitted for the retention and conversion of the original pub building into 4 apartments with a further 16 apartments and houses within the grounds. The design was based on a village mews style theme and reflected the Victorian character of the existing public house.
Planning consent was granted by the Local Planning Authority within four months of submission and the development has been completed.
St Margaret’s Road
This existing haulage yard, located within a residential area and adjacent to the Grand Union Canal, was acquired conditional on planning consent.
The Local Authority supported the principle of residential use for the site, which lay partly within the River Brent flood plain. Following detailed negotiations with the Enviroment Agency their support was gained for the scheme. Planning consent was granted for 10 apartments and 4 houses and the development has been completed.
This prominently located High Street site was acquired, subject to planning consent, and permission was granted for a mixed use scheme incorporating ground floor retail space of 4,500 sq ft together with 40 residential apartments above.
In addition to its prominence as a corner site, the property is identified through planning policy as being within a Sustainable Living Area. This allowed the potential to create a landmark high density development of 8 storeys, without any parking, and the scheme has now been completed.
West Ealing, London
Sinclair House, an 18,000 sq ft multi let office building, was acquired as an investment opportunity with development potential.
The property is located in a prominent location adjacent to West Ealing station and town centre and was therefore ideal for a landmark high density mixed use development.
The key planning issues to be dealt with included land use and loss of employment, massing and density, high quality urban design, no car parking and affordable housing. The site was also constrained by acoustic and vibration issues due to the adjacent main railway line.
After extensive negotiations with the Council planning consent was successfully obtained for 108 apartments, a 3,500 sq ft retail unit and 10,000 sq ft of offices in two buildings of up to twelve storeys in height.
The scheme was developed in conjunction with Dominion Housing Association.
Rotherfield Road, Carshalton
East Street Homes completed the purchase of a site just off the High Street in Carshalton, Surrey in July 2011. Planning was obtained in October for a 9 unit scheme with a mix of detached and mews style houses. The project is now being built.