05 November 2019
Telereal Trillium is pleased to confirm that its residential conversion and development of Crown House in Dorset, has been granted full planning permission by Poole Borough Council, and work has now also started on site.
The development will see the eight-storey office building converted into 40 new apartments, with the single-storey office annexe demolition completed last week to make way for a three-storey block, housing an additional 17 apartments. The scheme will benefit from panoramic views of the Sandbanks Peninsula from the private roof top, as well as a mixture of allocated and unallocated parking.
Telereal Trillium has commenced the demolition of the single storey building and is now preparing the site for commencement of the main contract in early November 2019.
Telereal Trillium’s plans involve the complete redevelopment of the property and transformation of its external appearance into a quality residential block. New cladding will be introduced, employing the same materials to be used for the new build element of the scheme.
Telereal Trillium has appointed a local contractor, Glossbrook, to deliver the scheme with the anticipated completion date currently planned for Q1 2021. Crown House is the latest in a number of residential-led developments Telereal Trillium is undertaking nationwide.
James Bradbury, Senior Development Manager at Telereal Trillium, said: “We are pleased to be in position to move ahead with this sustainable re-development, which will breathe new life into a well-located building, providing a range of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments for local residents. There is significant demand for new housing in Poole and this development, situated in a busy area with good access to Poole and Bournemouth town centres, will provide greater choice for people looking to remain in or re-locate to the borough.”
Robert Lofthouse of Savills said: “We are delighted to have been able to secure the necessary planning approvals to realise the potential of this landmark site. This will significantly enhance the character and appearance of the building and is an important step to deliver homes in this sustainable location in accordance with the Council’s Local Plan. This development demonstrates how previously-developed sites can make a contribution to addressing local housing need.”
Savills and Barton Wilmore acted as advisor and architects respectively in the planning phase. Glossbrook will be taking the scheme forward as contractor and Elcock Associates as architects for construction.