Plans to build 30 flats on top of Victorian housing estate approved

Admin (19 October, 2017)

Two additional floors will be built on top of Guinness Court buildings in Borough

19601The Guinness Court buildings in Snowsfields

Plans to build flats on top of a Victorian housing estate have been approved.

Guinness Partnership submitted plans to build two additional floors on top of the existing historic Guinness Court buildings, in Snowsfields.

It also wants to install an external lift from ground to fourth floor level on one of the buildings.

The complex, built in 1898, is made up of three five-storey buildings – two larger and one smaller.

All three buildings were originally seven storeys in height with a mansard roof providing further residential accommodation.

The mansard was removed in the 1970s, however, leaving the buildings with flat roofs.

Guinness plans to extend the current buildings by two floors in the form of a double mansard to provide 30 residential units.

This will include 24 two-bedroom flats, two one-bedroom flats, and four three-bedroom flats.

The flats will be a mix of private sale and affordable rent.

The plans were approved at a planning committee meeting on Tuesday, October 10, subject to conditions.

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