No Wombling in Wimbledon For DMP
as Planning is GRANTED on
Prime High Street Development
Following our news feed on 30th March DMP are pleased to have received granted planning permission from Merton Council.
The prime development opportunity is for the extension to existing retail units and installation of new shop fronts on Wimbledon High Street.
The site comprises three ground floor units linked by a recessed shop arcade. Located on Wimbledon High Street and the corner of Haygarth Place. The three units are currently are occupied by retail shops. The ground floor shop arcade is framed by brick pillars and the recessed shop fronts are of a non-traditional appearance. The property falls within the Merton (Wimbledon Village) Conservation Area.
The Proposed Planning
Specifically, the application, is to seek permission for the extension of the retail units and installation of new shop fronts. The new shopfronts design include, centrally located entrance doors, constructed of timber with single glazing (no. 31 left hand entrance). New stall risers painted dark grey, offering an authentic appearance.
To the upper parts, a timber signage zone for new eye catching shop signage. Plus, new timber cornice mouldings above the fascia. Providing further interest and greater horizontal detail to the building.
Furthermore, the entrance doors are to be set back slightly from the rendered faces of the existing pillars. Echoing the same way as the existing shopfronts elsewhere in the High Street. Thus, to create interest and make a more attractive feature of the columns. Importantly, adding architectural definition and avoiding the flat fronted appearance to the shopfronts.
The conservation officer at Merton Council agreed the original building arcade, as constructed in the 1980’s, was an out of place feature on Wimbledon High Street. And, in agreement that the proposed design for the extended shop and new conservation style shop fronts is more in keeping.
The Architectural Technicians at DMP took careful consideration of the local guidance contained in the SPD ‘Shop Front Guidance’ in particular 8.3 with respect ‘Wimbledon Town Centre.’
The scale, form, design, position and materials for the shopfront enhance the character and appearance of Wimbledon Village Conservation Area. The extended shopfronts and existing retail use ensured compliance of national and local policies and guidance.
The DMP Solution
Our DMP solution was to undertake a measured survey. Prepare as existing and proposed planning drawings and support the planning application with a detailed Planning, Design and Access & Highways Statement.
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