Developer increases number of flats from 173 to 185 in Crawley office conversion

jpco 21-1-15.  11 The Boulevard, Crawley (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150120-110451001
jpco 21-1-15. 11 The Boulevard, Crawley (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150120-110451001
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Developers have increased the number of flats they plan to build during the conversion of an office block.

Notification had already been given to convert the eight-floor building, at 11 The Boulevard into 173 flats.

Now Portuguese firm Killarney Commercio Internacional Lda has submitted a second notification to Crawley Borough Council stating the development will have 185 flats.

The new plan – for 15 studio flats, 74 one-bedroom flats and 84 two-bedroom flats – has squeezed an additional three flats onto the ground floor, one more onto both the first and second floors and two more onto the third, fourth and fifth floors.

The building has parking spaces for 161 cars but, in its transport statement to the council, the developer said 139 spaces would be “appropriate” and would enable future enhancements to the cycle parking and bin storage areas.

The development follows the ongoing conversion of the Boulevard’s former DSS building into flats. Changes to planning laws mean developers do not need permission to convert offices into flats if they prove there are no flooding, contamination or transport issues.

To view the plans, log on to www.crawley.gov.uk and search for application number CR/2015/0192/PA3.