Plans Submitted for Replacement Watermans Arts Centre

Two separate applications for twin developments including 300 flats

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Two separate planning applications have been submitted for the joint proposals to relocate Watermans Arts Centre from its current location to a new position on the old police station in Half Acre (pictured above looking north from outside Goddards).

Flats will be built on both the old police station site and the current Watermans and Max Factor buildings as part of a project that will see approximately 300 flats being built across both sites.

The police station and section house (P/2017/3371) will be demolished and replaced with 105 new homes (including 30 affordable homes) and a replacement Watermans Arts Centre of 2,776m2, approximately equivalent to the current arts centre.

There will be two on-street disabled parking spaces with a drop-off point at Back Lane but otherwise no parking. The building will be up to seven storeys high.

Albany Riverside (P/2017/3372) covers the Watermans Arts Centre and Max Factor building. Both of these will be demolished and replaced with 193 flats arranged over three blocks. It will be 8 storeys high from the high street and nine from the river, losing 15 homes from the previous design. There will be 33 car parking spaces.


Albany Riverside
Albany Riverside

Comments on these applications can still be submitted (for each planning application) to Do copy in your councillors and

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September 8, 2017

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