Concord House Could Be Converted to Student Accommodation

Four storey block would have sixty-four rooms

A visualisation of how Concord House could look from the developer
A visualisation of how Concord House could look from the developer


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A plan (P/2022/1430) has been submitted to Hounslow Council in which Concord House at 61 Brentford High Street would be converted into student accommodation.

Linden Hill Capital Management also want to extend the property which currently contains 14 flats in a four-storey building to include 64 rooms for students.

The flats are currently let on the open market and the timber-clad building has had an extra floor added to it as recently as 2017.

The submission with the application points to the St Paul’s Conservation Area Appraisal published in October 2021 which stated that the building had a negative impact on the area. The façade was criticised for not being in keeping with the surrounding buildings.

The ground floor consists of 4 one-bedroom flats with their amenity space on the north facing side of the building. The first and second floors have 3 one-bedroom units and 1 two-bedroom unit. None of these eight apartments have any amenity space. The third floor has 2 two-bedroom apartments with amenity terraces the length of the building. Access to three of the ground floor units is directly from the rear car park and the rest of the units are accessed via the communal stair and lift core.

Concord House on Brentford High Street
Concord House on Brentford High Street. Picture: Google Streetview

The new design would require the building to be completely stripped back to the existing reinforced concrete frame. New facades, roofs and windows would be installed and only the reinforced concrete structure will be retained. The applicant claims the work would improve building safety and energy efficiency.

Cluster style accommodation is proposed which has become more popular for students since the pandemic. Each resident would be provided with their own kitchen and bathroom facilities with socialising done in internal and external amenity areas.

If you want to make a comment on the proposal visit the planning section of the Hounslow Council web site and search for reference: P/2022/1430.


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September 23, 2022

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