A substantial 4 storey building comprising 57,700 sq ft of derelict retail and industrial space in a highly prominent position on the Great North Road (A1000).
The site was purchased by Landhold Developments on an unconditional basis in November 2012 with a negative planning history including 2 planning application refusals in 2009. Both applications were appealed and dismissed in September 2010.
The main issues and reasons for the appeal refusals were; design and appearance, living conditions, amenity space, overlooking and loss of privacy.
Landhold undertook a significant public realm consultation programme including meetings with residents, planning officers, local councillors, The Finchley Society and local planning groups.
Landhold’s planning application was submitted on 24 January 2012 for a mixed use scheme comprising 60 residential units and 548 sq m of ground floor B1 space.
The application had planning officers recommendation for approval and was approved at the 14 June 2012 planning committee. A Section 106 Agreement was entered into amounting to a total payment of £304,774 to LB Barnet and a Mayoral CILof £170,000.