Merton council approves TT Group’s heritage-led plans to restore former tooting police station
Our plans to bring the former Tooting Police Station back into use have taken a step forward, with Merton Council granting full planning permission and listed building approval to deliver 62 high quality and sustainable new homes and the provision of a new community space.
The iconic former police station has not been operational since October 2020 when it was found to be surplus to requirements by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Proposals approved this week will see key features of the Grade II Listed building’s history and heritage maintained and enhanced, including the restoration of key elements of the external façade and reinstatement of an iconic domed room, as well as retention of internal staircases and terrazzo flooring. The development includes a single storey roof extension added to the property. A mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments will be created which will all benefit from sustainable features, including Air Source Heat Pumps and green roofs, as well as the provision of quality shared residential amenity space within the property and newly created landscaped courtyard replacing the old car parking areas.
Following consultation with residents and site neighbours on the plans, we are now looking forward to commencing site preparation works and engagement with local community groups to identify potential occupiers for the new ground floor community space.
James Bradbury, Senior Development Manager at TT Group, said: “We’re delighted to be one step closer to bringing this iconic local building back into use. By taking a heritage-first approach, our proposals will celebrate the rich history and heritage of the former police station, while delivering new community facilities and much-needed new homes to Tooting.
We look forward to continuing to work with the local community over the coming months to ensure our proposals deliver for new and existing residents in Tooting.”