Plan To Redevelop B&Q Smugglers Way As Flats And Shops

Initial proposal has been submitted to Wandsworth Council


A 'scoping application' - which precedes a formal planning application - has been sumitted to the council to demolish the B&Q on Smugglers Way and build high rise appartments alongside commercial premises and landscaped gardens.

All responses to the application are due by September 13th and it is not known if B&Q will continue on the site. The scoping application includes modest commercial spaces, which would indicate that the DIY superstore will relocate.

The development is being fronted by independent property and planning consultancy Quod and the architect for the initial plans is London-based Hawkins/Brown, although design details will not be revealed until further planning applications are made.

The proposals are for a mixed-use scheme with buildings ranging in height from 11 to 18 storeys and including 483 residential units, 6000 square metres of commercial use, car parking and both public and private landscaped areas.

A recent proposal to redevelop Homebase in Swandon Way, opposite B&Q, was put on hold earlier this year. The plans to demolish the store and build three blocks ranging in size from 9-17 storeys was deferred following scores of objections.

August 31, 2016