Change of use of vacant offices in Windsor Town Centre to 15 apartments

JPPC has successfully been granted permission for the re-use of vacant upper floor office space in the heart of Windsor Town Centre to provide 15 apartments.  The floors had been vacant for a number of years despite extensive marketing.  Using permitted development rights we were able to argue that the range of accommodation arranged over the first and second floors would provide much needed accommodation in a highly sustainable location and could be secured as a car-free arrangement.  The site is unusual in that the LPA initially refused prior approval on the basis of its physical attachment to a listed building which JPPC, with the assistance of Built Heritage, were able to argue did not fall foul of the criteria that the building is within the curtilage of a listed building.  By using the fast-track prior approval process JPPC were also able to avoid the client incurring an affordable housing contribution. If you have any similar sites JPPC would be happy to provide advice on the merits of a similar conversion.

Architect: Veronica Sanchez, Spratley Architects

Heritage Advice: James Weeks, Built Heritage