Plans for the ‘partial demolition’ of the building in Bold are dawning
An application for Unit 19 at the Neills Road site has been submitted.
It proposes the partial demolition of the existing office/warehouse building and the construction of a single storey light industrial/warehouse unit with office/ancillary accommodation on the first floor.
A design and access statement for the proposed redevelopment states that the existing vehicle access from Neills Road will be retained to serve rear parking and maintenance facilities for the new development.
It is also said that the proposals will provide new modern industrial/warehouse facilities, including parking and commercial vehicle access for the new facilities.
It adds: “The building is in poor condition, the windows are boarded up and clad with sheet steel to secure parts of the building and protect its shell from further deterioration.
“Block 19 was previously used by the adjacent industrial buildings as offices and then as a warehouse.
“The upper floors were last used more than 25 years ago.”
The notice goes on to say that part of the ground floor is still used today to house two substations that supply the surrounding industrial area and will remain so.
“The apartments on the first floor above will be renovated and integrated into the new industrial unit,” it continues.
“The land area available for redevelopment includes part of the ground floor (unit 19) of the building to be demolished as well as the current car park with a total area of 865 m2.”
The Design and Access Statement also states that the proposed application conforms to the relevant guidelines of St Helens Local Development Plan.
She adds: “Given the site’s excellent sustainability rating as a suitable industrial site, we would conclude that it makes a welcome contribution to meeting the demand for modern industrial facilities by providing much-needed industrial buildings.
“As an addition to the range of small industrial buildings in a category that is difficult to service, this proposal should be supported.”
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23337695.plans-partial-demolition–building-bold-dawn/?ref=rss Plans for the ‘partial demolition’ of the building in Bold are dawning