Approval Given To Redevelop Old Sorting Office Site

Victorian façades on St. Ann's Hill to be retained

The Old Sorting Office on St. Ann's Hill
The Old Sorting Office on St. Ann's Hill

Wandsworth Council planning officers have given approval to a plan to redevelop the Old Sorting Office on St. Ann’s Hill.

Part of the old building is to be demolished to be replaced by a four storey structure to contain nine flats at 190-194 . The Victorian façades at the front and rear of the building are to be retained and incorporated into the new design.

There will be roof terraces at the front and rear of the building on the first and second floors.

The plan is for seven two bedroom flats and two one bedroom flats as well as 643sqm of business floorspace which the applicant says is equivalent to what is already at the site.

The application states that the scale of new work matches but does not exceed the overall height of the existing house number 194 and that the design approach has been informed by reference to local Conservation Area statements (Wandsworth Town & Wandsworth Common) meetings with local authority planners and design officers and their own site analysis.

They say the new first and second floor flats are set back from the retained façade and use a dark brick which is visually recessive and will act as a foil to the rich red brick work of the Victorian façade

September 2, 2020