New 12 storey tower block will be built in Colliers Wood near Brown and Root tower

The Brown and Root tower near to the proposed new tower block

The Brown and Root tower near to the proposed new tower block

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A twelve storey tower block just shy of the size of the hated Brown and Root building will soon be gracing the skyline of Colliers Wood.

The block will house 54 flats, offices, cafes and car parking in Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood, just behind the underground station.

Twelve of the homes will be affordable housing, a detail celebrated by ward member Councillor Nick Draper.

Coun Draper said: "It will be another tower block but it is a good design and it is providing much needed housing in an area of intensification.

"The bit I really like is that twelve homes will be affordable.

"Colliers Wood is getting more and more expensive to live in but it is not a rich area."

The rectangular site behind Colliers Wood underground station has been vacant since 2003 when former buildings were cleared.

The Brown and Root building stands at seventeen storeys and is not far from the proposed block.

Merton Council received 12 letters of objection to the plans raising concerns including car parking, excessive height and increase in people visiting the area.

Access to associated facilities and vehicle access will be on to Prince George's Road.

Coun Draper, who is cabinet member for community and culture, added: "It will be a tall building but on balance I am glad we are getting that extra accommodation."

The block will comprise 23 one bedroom, 23 two bedroom and eight three bedroom flats.

The plans were approved on Thursday, March 27, subject to conditions including financial contributions to the local area and a direction from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson on the council’s powers to grant such an application.


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9:01am Tue 1 Apr 14

deanb says...

another blot on the landscape.
another blot on the landscape. deanb
  • Score: 2

9:04am Tue 1 Apr 14

deanb says...

another blot on the landscape. must be must be an april fool
another blot on the landscape. must be must be an april fool deanb
  • Score: 1

9:43am Tue 1 Apr 14

alphabeti says...

Ha ha very funny.
Ha ha very funny. alphabeti
  • Score: 1

10:09am Tue 1 Apr 14

ooakes says...

deanb wrote:
another blot on the landscape. must be must be an april fool
No - this is not an April Fool!

Omar Oakes
Digital Editor
[quote][p][bold]deanb[/bold] wrote: another blot on the landscape. must be must be an april fool[/p][/quote]No - this is not an April Fool! Omar Oakes Digital Editor ooakes
  • Score: 1

10:11am Tue 1 Apr 14

alphabeti says...

This one is true... Merton planning ref 13/P3111
This one is true... Merton planning ref 13/P3111 alphabeti
  • Score: 1

2:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

alroutemaster says...

May not be an April Fool, but certainly a joke.....
May not be an April Fool, but certainly a joke..... alroutemaster
  • Score: 0

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