MCR Property Group has submitted a planning application to transform Feltham Magistrates’ Court into 27 new homes.
Built in 1902 to serve as Feltham Town Hall, then used as a court from 2013, plans submitted by MCR Property Group aim to convert the locally listed, Victorian-era structure into a mixed-tenure residential development.
The scheme, designed by rg+p, will comprise one studio apartment, five one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom flats, alongside a four-bedroom apartment and a four bedroom townhouse.
MCR Property Group will retain the building’s existing façade and side elevations – key elements of its locally listed status. The other existing areas of the building will be demolished to make way for a three-storey new-build structure to accommodate the 26 new flats. The three storey townhouse will sit adjacent to the building.
A number of units will benefit from private balconies and gardens, with plans to incorporate a privates residents’ roof space. On-site parking will be available, with eight spaces proposed.
The site is situated on Hanworth Road in the heart of Feltham, accessible by two roads. It sits approximately 300 metres from a mainline rail station served by regular services into London Waterloo, while Heathrow Airport and the M25 motorway are also in close proximity.
Nick Lake, asset manager of MCR Property Group, said: “Our plans for Feltham Magistrates’ Court presents a chance to transform this disused, historical building, helping to meet the demand for new-build homes in the town, while retaining the most idiosyncratic aspects of this striking building.
“Feltham is a commuter hotspot that is well served by excellent travel links into the city and to Heathrow Airport, a major contributor to the town’s economy. This mixture of high-specification homes is designed to enhance the local community, providing a range of properties for first-time buyers, professionals or families.”
Grant Giblett, associate director at rg+p, added: “Derelict since 2016, the site of the former Feltham Magistrates Court sits within the town centre conservation area. Responding sensitively to the character of the area, our proposal emphasises the existing building’s fenestration rhythm and detail whilst also embracing the local material palette and brick bond.”