The Mars Pension Fund have been submitted to convert Armstrong House, a seven storey office block above the Pavilions shopping centre in the heart of Uxbridge, into 47 apartments.
The flats will be converted under the permitted development scheme, meaning that the council can only object on certain grounds such as dangers or transport, and will not receive any infrastructure payments from the conversion.
Sometimes permitted development schemes see very small units created, such as blocks of entirely studio flats. This isn’t the case here, with sixteen four bedroom flats proposed! In addition there will be 23 three bed units, five two bed apartments and two one bed flats. It’s not clear yet whether the units will be marketed at families or sharers, but both would benefit from the advantages of living above a shopping centre with a Costa coffee shop literally underneath the building, a pharmacy opposite and just about every kind of shop on their doorstep.
The Pavillions was made up of three similar blocks to Armstrong House, it appears from Streetview as though two of these three already underwent conversion back in 2008 as Nova Point from dominion housing association.