Fortnum Developments have lodged plans with Camden Council to build two buildings of up to 7 storeys in Kentish Town. The building will replace an existing, smaller, self-storage facility and a day centre.
The designs have been drawn up by Squire and Partners, who have chosen to echo the surrounding warehouse architecture of Linton House in their design for the two buildings.
The new buildings are on the edge of the Gospel Oak and Kentish Town industrial area, but as the former office building to the north has already been converted to residential and part of the site already has permission for a residential scheme, this context is gradually changing.
The scheme, however, provides more employment floorspace than the current site, with the self-storage facility over doubling in size, as well as on-site office space also over doubling, although the day centre is being lost as it already has plans to move to a nearby site. In addition to the employment floorspace, 60 flats are planned, 8 of which will be for social rent and for assisted living accommodation.