Planning and design consultancy Boyer (part of Leaders Romans Group) has secured a resolution to grant planning permission for Curve Workplaces to extend a locally listed office building at Stockley Park, Hillingdon.
Hillingdon Borough Council awarded the planning consent in June. Unusually, Stockley Park is a business estate and public country park which is listed in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
Roundwood Avenue provides HQ specification office space on the ground and first floors, overlooking a lake and mature landscaping. Following the departure of previous tenants, the landlord commissioned Curve /Workspaces to provide high-quality (‘Category A’) flexible workspaces. In addition to updates to the existing interior, the planning consent has allowed a modern extension to be added to the Grade II Locally Listed Building. The extension will add floor space for the building, providing new ground-floor offices, a reception area, common areas and two new innovative entrance pods. Cycle storage has also been added. Upgrades to the ground floor mechanical system will achieve an EPC rating of B.
Located near other locally listed buildings and adjacent to a Nature Conservation Area, the building was redesigned with detailed attention paid to landscaping, maintaining consistency with the area through architectural details such as the windows.
James Sackley, a planner in Boyer’s Wokingham office, said, ‘We are delighted to have gained this planning consent on behalf of Curve Workspaces. It is always a challenge to work with listed buildings in protected locations, but very satisfying to be involved in delivering significant benefits to an important local building and to add to the important architectural significance of Stockley Park.’
In achieving planning success, Boyer worked alongside S&P Architects, Derek Finnie Associates (ecology consultants), and Duncan Coe (heritage consultant).
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