Residential conversion above shops approved in West Ealing

Ealing council have approved revised plans for eight flats above and behind shop units in West Ealing. The properties concerned are 72 & 72A Broadway, West Ealing.

There’s a trend in the UK to convert underused space above retail units into flats. This plan sees an additional story added to the top. The building appears to have scope for expansion above other units. The adjacent building, which houses Costa Coffee, has already seen an extension above.

The original plans were approved last year. These newly approved revisions are relatively minor and mainly relate to the inner courtyard. Full details below:

“171842NMA | Application for non-material amendment (s96a) to planning permission ref:163829FUL dated 10/02/2017 for Construction of a first floor level rear extension and addition of a second floor level to the building; change of use of first floor level office space to residential to accommodate eight self-contained residential units (8×1 bed) including the alteration of the ground floor level shopfront to provide for a residential entrance to the upper levels of the building and associated cycle and refuse storage. Amendments for the replacement of materials and alteration of the wall separating the stairs from the internal courtyard, replacement of glass block/opening lights with opening windows in the internal courtyard and swapping over of the bathroom and internal store in apartments 03 and 07. | 72 & 72A Broadway West Ealing London W13 0SY”

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