Triple commercial capacity unlocked

Planning consent has been received for the demolition of existing offices and construction of a new logistics unit at the Westworld Site, West Gate, Hanger Lane, London.  Motion supported developer Blue Coast Capital, overcoming the potential variations in travel demand in a highly sensitive location.

The site is in a strategic industrial location (SIL) adjacent to the A40 Hanger Lane gyratory and the headquarters of fashion retailer River Island.  According to John Stacey, Managing Director, UK Real Estate at Blue Coast Capital, “The application involved careful negotiation with TFL and the local authority. Motion’s input was invaluable.”

Flexible floorspace

The new overall building footprint remains the same, but the scheme has been designed to accommodate an additional one to three floors of warehousing space.  John Stacey comments, “We set out to ensure that a future occupier could install mezzanine floors at their discretion.  Motion played an integral role in unlocking this highly sensitive aspect of the planning permission.”

Principal Transport Planner, Calum McGoff, explains, “The floor area of the building can triple, therefore travel demand and parking could vary.  A balanced proposal had to be produced that was acceptable to all parties for every possible configuration.”

Sustainability impact:

• Effective use of land in constrained urban location
• Development of a Grade A, BREEAM “Outstanding”, EPC A building

Image credit: © RPS Group Ltd

This article first appeared in Issue 24 of Insight


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