Decision Set to Be Made on Storage Facility Plan

Eleven storey building is at junction of Ealing Road and Great West Road

A visualisation the scheme from the developer's application showing the building from north of the A4/M4
A visualisation the scheme from the developer's application showing the building from north of the A4/M4


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February 2, 2024

Councillors on the borough planning committee will be meeting this Monday (5 February) to decide on a planning application (P/2023/1974) for a major self-storage facility in Brentford.

The council planning team are recommending approval for the scheme which includes light industrial workspace for incubator units at the junction of the Great West Road and Ealing Road.

They praised the attempt made in the design to echo the Art Deco style of the surrounding area and said that the operation would generate 67 jobs but not a significant amount of extra traffic.

Visualisation of the Karbon self-storage building viewed looking west on the Great West Road (A4)

Nine objections were received to the application on the grounds of height, loss of light and privacy, noise and disturbances and more traffic.

The facility, on the vacant site next to the Premier Inn would be operated by Karbon and would be a similar height to the hotel and the building on the opposite side of Ealing Road.

There would be no access to the self-storage units in the building from Ealing Road. Customers would need to turn left off the Great West Road to a reception point on the west side of the building.

The site proposed for redevelopment. Picture: Google Streetview

Built floorspace will comprise 3,349sqm GIA but this can be increased to 7544sqm GIA through the use of demountable mezzanine floors.

If approved a £50,000 contribution will be made to investigating improved crossing facilities nearby on the A4.

The site was once a part of the wider Alfa Laval and Baltic Centre complex, which since its demolition in 1996 has been redeveloped in fragments including the Premier Inn.

Permission had been granted in 2019 for a thirteen story office building on the site but this lapsed in 2022 after a lack of interest in the space and the owner going out of business.

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