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Galliard gets green light for 85-home Camden office-to-home conversion

Out-Law News | 10 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm |

Developer Galliard Homes has received approval from Camden Council for the conversion of a five-storey warehouse in north London into a luxury development of 85 homes.

The UK government introduced a general permitted development order in May 2013, allowing the conversion of offices to homes without the need to apply for full planning permission. The Council granted prior approval on 2 May for Galliard's proposed conversion of the ground to third floors of Carlow House on Carlow Street into 54 apartments, subject to the provision of 64 cycle parking spaces.

Galliard submitted an amended application for prior approval in July, altering the internal layouts for the proposed development to provide a further 31 residential units and increasing the cycle parking provision to 86 spaces. Of the 85 'loft-style' apartments proposed, around two thirds will have one bedroom and the remainder will be two-bedroom apartments. The Council gave prior approval for the scheme on 28 August.

"With its new canal network, famous market and array of boutique shops and cafes, Camden is one of inner London's most popular and fashionable addresses," said Galliard sales director David Galman in a statement. "Carlow House will offer the very best of the historic and the new, with a grand period facade, behind which will be brand new homes."

Galliard said that work at the site had already commenced and that sales were expected to begin in October.