Residential Development in Conservation Area.
We are delighted to have gained planning permission on behalf of a client for an exciting mixed-use development in Hackney Wick, London, which will breathe life into a vacant industrial workshop previously used as a metalwork studio. The planning application sought permission to construct a four-storey building with a basement to create 4 apartments with an office at basement and ground floor levels.
The former workshop was located within the Hackney Wick Conservation Area. It was identified as a ‘Heritage Asset’ in the local area because it originally formed part of a previous industrial estate known as The Lion Works. The submission followed on from extensive pre-application negotiations with the London Development Corporation and the Environment Agency.
Following substantial research, a Heritage assessment concluded that the scheme was successfully designed to complement the landmark status of the area and would have a neutral impact on the significance of the surrounding non designated heritage asset.
The mixed-use property was also not only appropriate but ideal for the area of commercial and residential development in which it was situated. In accordance with Policy B1, the office space was designed to be a flexible space, ensuring it could meet the needs of a wide range of people and businesses.
Overall the scheme proposed a building of good architectural merit, compatible with the area’s significance which would have a neutral impact upon the significance of the non-designated heritage asset.
By research and working towards a robust and well informed Planning Statement and Heritage Statement to support the submission, Fuller Long was able to convince Hackney Council to provide our clients full planning permission.