Billings & Edmonds seek planning permission for renovation after fire

Image above: Billings & Edmonds at 112 Chiswick High Road before the fire

Planning application submitted to renovate burned out premises 

The school uniform retailer Billings & Edmonds looks set to reopen on Chiswick High Rd after their premises was damaged by a fire earlier this year.

Billings & Edmonds has submitted a planning application to Hounslow Council for a new shop front at 112 Chiswick High Road.

As well as replacing the fire-damaged shopfront the new design will see the entrance to the shop moved to the centre of the property, which the applicant says will be in keeping with neighbouring commercial properties Angie’s and SK:N.

Images above: Billings & Edmonds at 112 Chiswick High Road after the fire

Stopping homeless people from taking shelter in the doorway

Centring the shop’s entrance, the applicant says, will make the exit route safer for the shop and the upstairs residential property in the event of an emergency. The applicant adds the new door layout would ‘eradicate the potential for the inset doorway to be used as shelter for the unfortunate homeless people that have previously used this area to sleep’.

Billings & Edmonds has three other stores in Harrow, Eton and Bromley and have catered to Royal Family in the past. Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth were fitted with their outfits from the company for their home schooling in the 1930s. Prince William and Prince Harry’s uniforms were also supplied by them when they went to Eton.

Chiswick’s branch was opened in the 1990s, catering for prep and pre-prep schools in the area.

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See also: Fire destroys schoolwear shop Billings & Edmonds

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