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Hook Road, Surbiton, London

Planning approval for the re-development of a back land light industrial site with 2,350sqft office space and 9 apartments in Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames.

"After a negative initial pre-app with another designer, Rohacs Architects acted professionally and managed to secure approval with a creative and high quality proposal that made every square inch of a difficult backland brownfield site work for us." - Jon Davis (Indigo Scott)

Sandwiched between residential buildings, this tight light industrial site off Hook Road has struggled for a while until its owner decided to re-develop. The proposal seeks to re-provide some of the existing employment use in the form of a small office block in the front of the site and deliver apartments behind. The main challenges of this project were creating a valid frontage for this site hidden behind other buildings and coming up with a massing that avoids overlooking and doesn’t impede the future development of the neighbouring sites. The massing has been broken up into five blocks imitating the scale and proportions of small-scale town houses to avoid a monolithic and overbearing appearance. The breaks between the blocks provide private patios for each apartment.

Status: Planning Application approved

Total GIA: 11,880sqft

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