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Plans approved for Landmark hotel in Greenwich

We are delighted to announce that Greenwich Council have approved our proposals for a 300 bed Travelodge on the former O’Keefe site on Greenwich Peninsula.

The landmark building which rises up to 18 storeys was consented unanimously by Councillors, receiving praise from many quarters for its distinctive design and striking appearance. We look forward to delivery of the scheme in the very  near future.

Mountford Pigott are supporting London’s Air Ambulance Charity in 2020

One morning in June 2018, staff at Mountford Pigott received a shocking email from the wife of retired senior partner Alan Gaskell.  Alan started at Mountford Pigott in the 1960s, was a driving force behind the practice’s success since the 1980s and had only recently retired when the news reached us that he had been involved in a very serious road traffic accident… he had been on his bicycle at the time.

Alan’s memory of the accident and the following hours was partially restored by seeing the footage captured by the “24 Hours in A & E” film crew once he reached St George’s Hospital but the immediate aftermath of the crash has been pieced together from accounts by witnesses and first responders which is how he found out what happened in those first few minutes. 

Although the accident took place in an area which is usually served by the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance it was on call at the time so Alan was attended by London’s Air Ambulance and its expert advanced trauma clinicians.  Alan sustained various bone and other injuries which took months to heal with the help of a team of specialist medics supported by the full range of diagnostic and imaging equipment that can be found in a modern hospital, however, in those first minutes after the collision it was London’s Air Ambulance team that made all the difference to Alan’s recovery.

Alan’s accident has given staff at Mountford Pigott new insights and understanding of London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s special work.  Most of us think of ambulances (air or road) as vehicles which transport sick or injured patients to hospitals full of doctors and specialist equipment but the air ambulance can get senior doctors and paramedics to a patient in minutes where the LAAC team perform pioneering procedures greatly reducing the time between sustaining an injury and treatment.  It came as a great surprise to many of us that this service is not funded as part of the NHS but is in fact reliant on charitable contributions.

We are enormously grateful to London’s Air Ambulance Charity for the role it played in Alan’s care and recovery following his accident along with all the other people whose lives have been saved or improved by the air ambulance’s rapid response.  Consequently we are very proud to be supporting this charity in 2020 so that they can continue to provide this service for Londoners.

Planning Approval for Industrial Scheme in Chessington

Mountford Pigott is delighted to have received full planning consent for a new development in Oakcroft Road, Chessington. The proposed storage unit replaces an existing unit and will provide 2177m² of storage space and 214m² of associated office space and is in keeping with the industrial aesthetic of the area. The proposal includes an extensive landscape strategy to the rear of the site featuring a number of 6m Hornbeam trees to help screen the development from the neighbouring residential properties and provide the local residents a significantly better outlook than they currently have.

The project will be going out to tender in the next month with a start on site early next year.

Planning Approval for Mixed Use Development in Hove

Planning approval has been granted for the redevelopment of the Jaguar Land Rover site at 270 Old Shoreham Road, Hove.

This mixed-use scheme comprises a 3,153m² Big Yellow Self Storage unit as well as 688m² of flexi-offices over 3 storeys which provide active frontage along Old Shoreham Road. The surrounding urban context is fine grain residential and in order to address this the principal elevation has been broken down into small modules, creating a rhythm akin to terraced housing. The proposed materials for the scheme reflect those observed in the surrounding streetscape but will be used with contemporary detailing.

The development’s proximity to nearby residential properties to the rear of the site was taken into consideration in the design and a bespoke soft landscaping scheme including vertical green screening is an intrinsic part of the approved scheme.

The proposals will not only contribute to the local economy and the street scene, but will also enrich the local environment and enhance biodiversity with the introduction of further greening along the Old Shoreham Road frontage and a green roof.  The development will seek to achieve a BREEAM target of “Excellent”.

New Restaurants for Colonnades

Mountford Pigott is delighted to announce that the McDonalds drive-thru and Nando’s – which form part of our new restaurant development at the Colonnades Retail Park, Croydon – are open for business.

The 2-storey building, which replaces the old Gipsy Moth pub, comprises 3 units. Following a successful launch, the retail park’s management team is in talks with another operator to take the remaining unit. 

The building is a contemporary addition to the park, with a rectilinear form clad in industrial style materials, punctuated by picture frame elements which encapsulate windows. 

The wider scheme also involved extensive alterations to the existing car park and landscape to increase parking spaces in this thriving retail park.

Manchester project open for business

Mountford Pigott is pleased to announce that the Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Manchester is open for business.

This six-storey building has been designed with simple elements and clean straight lines drawing from the area’s considerable industrial heritage. The form of the building is created through the interplay of two rectilinear boxes. The […]

Warlingham, Surrey

Mountford Pigott is delighted to have provided planning and construction drawing services for this recently completed residential scheme in Warlingham for Whitgift Estates Ltd. With truly spectacular views across the Woldingham Valley, the generously proportioned new-build apartments and duplex units have been fitted out to an exceptionally high standard in a contemporary style providing […]

Godstone Road, Whyteleafe

Work is nearing completion on our large residential project at Godstone Road in Whyteleafe, with the first block about to be handed over. The project comprises 118 apartments in a range of unit sizes together with a 6,000 sq ft medical centre, arranged as 5 villa blocks around high quality hard and soft landscaping. […]

Success at Committee for Battersea Scheme

Mountford Pigott LLP is delighted to announce that the London Borough of Wandsworth has passed a resolution to grant consent (subject to s106 agreement) for our exciting new York Road Battersea scheme for the Big Yellow Self Storage Company.

The mixed-use proposals have been painstakingly developed with a team of technical consultants and in […]

BYSS Wandsworth open for trading

Mountford Pigott is pleased to announce that the Big Yellow Self Storage store in Wandsworth is now complete and open for trading following the addition of a large and distinctive extension along Garratt Lane. Previous buildings on the site comprised a 6750m² BYSS facility and a vacant 4-storey office block. The new extension increased the […]