Bright outcome for old laundry site
Planning permission has been granted for temporary ‘meanwhile’ use of The Old Laundry Yard extension to Shepherd’s Bush Market. The exciting new venture was opened in April 2018 and consists of a range of street food stalls, workspace for local businesses, along with community areas for workshops and events.
A planning application was submitted to use 72 shipping containers as a creative, affordable centre for local businesses, along with food and beverage facilities, for a period of two years. Motion helped to secure consent with transport and travel planning advice, SuDS assessment and a delivery and servicing plan. The team also assisted with the discharge of planning conditions.
According to John Gard, Development Manager of specialist regeneration and property developer, U+I, “This was a delicate scheme due to its proximity to the existing market and a residential area. We needed a well-balanced proposal, in the best interests of traders, local residents and the wider Shepherd’s Bush community.”
Reliable and efficient partnership
Motion Technical Director David Lewis explains, “Given the car-free nature of the development proposals, the highly accessible location of the site, the local on-street parking restrictions and the high level of on-site cycle parking, the majority of trips associated with The Old Laundry Yard would be undertaken by sustainable modes of travel. Motion successfully proposed that this would not result in a material increase in vehicle trips on the local highway network or an increase in parking demand on neighbouring streets.”
John adds, “Motion’s consultants were reliable, efficient and professional. They worked in partnership with us to successfully demonstrate that the site was well connected and provided convenient access to local amenities and public transport. Motion also reviewed the original number of cycle spaces proposed and recommended double the level of cycle parking provision.”
An abridged version of this article first appeared in the Winter 2018/19 issue of Insight.