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Delivering Homes and Business Space for Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council

Rapleys’ planning team helped Westminster City Council and their contractors deliver eight residential-led development schemes, including vital affordable housing.

Cosway CGI Westminster





Kieran Rushe

The project

Members of the Rapleys’ planning team assisted Westminster City Council and their appointed contractors in the delivery of eight residential-led development schemes to deliver much-needed housing.  This included a significant proportion of affordable homes, as well as affordable business space within the borough. Sites on which the team have worked include:


300 Harrow Road – 112 residential units, affordable business space and nursery across three blocks, rising to 15 storeys in height


Cosway Street – 49 residential units within a Conservation Area and adjacent to a Grade II* Listed Building


Ashbridge Street – 26 residential units on the site of a former telecommunications repeater station ((part retained)


Ashmill Street – two 4-bed townhouses on the site of a former car park


Luxborough Street – 14 residential units and commercial space


Queen’s Park Court – 23 residential infill units within an existing housing estate


Adpar Car Park – 20 extra care residential units on the site of a former car park

Torridon House – 21 residential units on the site of a former car park adjacent to an existing residential block.

Our solution

  • Problem solving and driving programmes, adjusting strategy quickly to adapt to design changes or other alterations to what was consented, including liaison with key officers and stakeholders
  • Careful attention to detail to avoid problematic post-consent issues arising with regard to conditions and inflexibility in the consents
  • Identifying risks early and providing a strategy to address them
  • Utilising and building on positive relationships with Council officers to provide strong lines of communication and quick feedback when queries are raised
  • Maintaining a client focus and consistently challenging the wider design team to ensure consents matched and exceeded client expectations.

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