The London Borough of Richmond (LBRUT) has approved redeveloping the former student accommodation at Kingston Bridge House into 70 luxury flats.

The proposal was for facade and elevational alterations, infill extension at ground floor level and change of use of the building to provide 70 residential flats, including four social rent units and seven wheelchair-accessible dwellings with associated landscaping, widening of two access points, parking, refuse provision and other external alterations.

While the councillors debated the lack of social housing provision, they concluded that the proposal best used the space within the planning constraints. The property is well-placed close to many listed spaces and buildings, such as Bushy Park, Kingston Bridge and Home Park (Hampton Court).

However, the committee welcomed the improvements in biodiversity and sustainability, making an unloved building a prime location. They were unanimous in their support for the proposal.

Westcombe Homes Ltd are the developer, Progress Planning is the agent, and Fusion is the architect.


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