Approval Recommended for Royal Mail Sorting Office Plan

Site on London Road to be developed into 69 flats

Frontage along London Road
Frontage along London Road, Block B to the left of Block A


Plan Submitted for Royal Mail Sorting Office Redevelopment

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Hounslow Council planners have submitted a report recommending approval of an application to build flats on the Royal Mail Sorting Office site on London Road in Brentford.

It will now be consider by the borough planning committee at a virtual meeting on 3 December.

The planner’s report concludes, “The design would be of a high quality, preserving the character and appearance of the wider area and would not harm neighbours’ living conditions or give rise to any significant concerns in terms of impact on the local highways network.”

A application was made on behalf of Viewranks Estates, the owner of the site. The current arrangement for the Royal Mail to use the site expires in June 2021.

Proposed view from Mulberry Crescent
Proposed view from Mulberry Crescent

The proposal is to demolish the sorting office and to build three buildings in its place ranging from 4 to 7 storeys height, two of which front onto London Road (B and A) with the third (block C) behind it. All access will be from London Road. Block C would have a communal garden on the fourth floor. The ground floor of block A will offer flexible workspaces aimed at small businesses.

There will be 69 flats in all, along with associated landscaping, 7 disabled parking spaces and car club space. The flats would be 22 x 1 bed, 29 x 2 beds, 17 x 3 bed and 1 x 4 bed. 21 homes would be offered as shared ownership, all in block C.

The Royal Mail have said they are planning to move operations to the Jubilee Mail centre on the other side of Hounslow.

November 27, 2020

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