Plans have been submitted to construct a two storey extension to 512-518 Chiswick High Road, also known as Mortlake House, to create an additional eight flats.
The current block houses a Halfords on the ground floor, with five upper floors of flats. It’s not clear if the extension will be on the top of the existing building, bringing it up to eight storeys, or if it will be to the front which is currently a car park for the shop, or to the side or rear, as no documents have been uploaded with the application.
The current building is similar in height to its neighbours, but makes poor use of the plot and is located significantly further from the road that its neighbours, detracting from the streetscape.
The application has been submitted by agent Rapleys, no applicant details are available. The last time a flat sold in Mortlake House it fetched £277,000 in early 2010 for a two bed, although this seems to be below the going rate for the building.
Existing building photo credit: Google StreetView.