A planning application has been put in for an ugly 14 storey office block at The Triangle (5-17 Hammersmith Grove And 1-11 Britannia House); 3 And 3A Hammersmith Grove And 12-18 Beadon Road .
This is the view looking south down Hammersmith Grove. The rather nicely refurbished Grove House is on the right hand side. The yellow building is on the Triangle site.
It is seven storeys – a reasonable maximum height for an urban setting, and still at a ‘human’ scale. So the proposed development will be twice as high at 14 storeys.
Local resident Richard Owen comments:
“Overstone, Southerton and Kilmarsh Roads are part of the Bradmore Conservation Area and yet the view modelling doesn’t consider the effect of the development from these streets. As they are immediately adjacent to the site the impact will be significant so I would ask that as a first step you ask the developer to extend the view modelling to cover this neighbourhood. Also, the development is considered to have a ‘beneficial’ impact in many of the views simply because a patch of blue sky is being blotted out by a large building that is not a complete eyesore but just another bland piece of modern architecture. In no way could this be described as ‘beneficial’ and the attempt to pass off the impact of the development on views from Hammersmith Grove for example as positive strikes me as specious and patronising. Please reject this approach.”
You can submit your comment here. The deadline is January 23rd.