Further to the recent post about Red Lion Court here is a response from Knightsbridge Capital.
Good to know that Knightsbridge are very much listening to the Wapping community.
Paul Turton of Knightsbridge Capital said:
“Having previously lived in Wapping for eight years I have felt determined to ensure that our proposals for Red Lion Court are of a high standard and are sensitively designed to reflect the character of the local area.
In consultation with both London Borough of Tower Hamlets and English Heritage we investigated the feasibility of a number of designs, some that included the existing façade and some that didn’t.
It became very clear to us that due to the façade’s poor structural integrity and the location of its windows it would not be feasible to retain the façade in the new development and still meet the living standards expected of modern accommodation.
At our recent public exhibition we received feedback showing that 82% of respondents feel that Red Lion Court is currently having a negative effect on the conservation area. 77% of respondents felt that our proposals were well designed and we hope to continue our discussions with planning officers to ensure that our proposals are the best for Red Lion Court.
We welcome anyone who would like to find out more to read the Design and Access Statement, which will be submitted along with our planning application in the near future, or alternatively you can contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 08000 086 769”