We are pleased to see that our client Blackrock UK Property Fund has received planning consent for a change of use for its existing industrial units at Park Royal in west London.

The site had been developed in the late 1970’s as 16 individual industrial units with ancillary office space.  Over time, 14 of the 16 units were combined to form a single factory unit that operated as a bakery, providing a range of viennoiserie, American-style muffins and specialty breads that were supplied to a large number of supermarket chains and other retailers across the UK.

For the change of use application, TPA provided a Transport Statement that focused on anticipated parking demand in relation to the requirements of the London Plan and LB Brent parking standards.

The site received planning consent in October 2019 for a change of use to a flexible combination of B1c (Light Industrial), B2 (General Industrial), or B8 (warehousing/distribution) with ancillary office space.   The refurbished development will include electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking facilities.