Plans have been lodged under the permitted development office to residential scheme to refurbish Bridge House, between the North Circular and River Roding in Barking, and convert it into 19 flats.
The application has been submitted by Delta Acquisitions who appear to be linked to the Nanda Group. The building was previously home to the Youth Offending Service, as well as a Burger King for some time. The section which contained the Burger King will not be eligible for conversion under permitted development.
The new development will contain 17 one bed flats and two two-bed apartments. As with many permitted development schemes the flats are on the small size, falling below guidelines imposed on normal developments. For instance one of the smaller one-bed flats is 33.9sqm, the size of a studio, while one of the two-bed flats is 51.7sqm, the size of a typical one-bed flat. Most of the one beds are at least 40sqm, so these are nowhere near as small as we’ve seen in other permitted development projects.
Existing site photo credit: Google Streetview