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Old February 17th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Former Government Offices Site | Tolworth | Approved


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Tolworth
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Planning application: Kingston 16/10482

Official website: http://www.formergovernmentofficestolworth.co.uk/



Development Facts

Site: 1 Hook Rise South, Tolworth KT6

Developer: Meyer Homes

Architect: JTP Architects

Residential units: 950

Site area: 4.4 ha














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Old February 17th, 2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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Old February 17th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #3
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aka the Toby Jug site, covered extensively in https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1827296&page=3

good to see they're bringing back that bright orangeyred brick so beloved from the provincial business parks of the 80s and 90s. exactly what everyone was clamouring for
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It does seem like a 21st century take on soviet/ early 20th century social housing with cut and paste of identical building in a neat order. I'm guessing the developer has OCD married with 'classical' tastes.
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Building so close to the A3 is a mistake. There really should be a deeper green wooded barrier to this very busy polluted road I'm very surprised that this opportunity has not been exploited. I don't mind the mansion block style and formal arrangement of buildings, it functional and logical. I'm just not sure about the design.
Personally I would love this part of the A3 to go underground, the opportunity to make a green corridor along this stretch would do wonders for this part of London.
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For those unaware, Tolworth station is on the Chessington South branch and currently gets just 2tph to Waterloo, 1tph in the evening. It is also a key branch in Crossrail 2 planning, because of the potential to build on the green fields south of Chessington. However, Crossrail 2 are only planning 4tph on the branch, which is still a pathetic frequency. And with 50,000 new houses on the green belt at the end of the branch, buying a flat here may involve a long stand to central London in crowded conditions.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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Plans have been approved by Kingston Council.

9 for, 1 against.
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Bizarrely repetitive looking scheme, could they not have changed the massing or positioning of the blocks even
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As much as I try to like this I can't...

While the idea of 'modern mansion blocks' is great, this really isn't the right location and, even if it was, I still wouldn't like them because of the bland, repetitive, entirely uninspiring architecture with utter lack of character or place making. Rubbish.
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