Eight storey self-storage facility on Power Road set to be approved

A large self-storage facility on Power Road in Chiswick looks set to get planning approval, as Hounslow planning officers are recommending councillors grant the application.

The storage company Shurgard submitted an application to LB Hounslow to build on the land at 266-270 Gunnersbury Avenue, at the junction with Power Road. The land is home to a low-rise office block at present, which would be demolished and replaced by the tower should the application be approved.

The proposed storage space would have a gross external area of over 10,000 square metres and the main building will be eight storeys high. The main access to the building would be by an access road off Power Road where there would be a shop front and eleven parking spaces.

The building would be taller than the adjacent Chiswick Place office block. The application justifies the proposed building’s height by referencing planned and existing developments in the area, including an eight story tower block at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue approved some years ago, but not yet built.

Images above: generated images of the facility from Power Road outside Iversons (by Threesixty Architecture)

The storage building has been designed by Threesixty Architecture who have worked with Shurgard on a number of developments. The design incorporates demountable mezzanine floors inside – free-standing, units which can be deconstructed and reassembled elsewhere. Shurgard operates 250 self storage stores in seven countries in Europe, with a growing presence across London and the Thames Valley.

Hounslow Council’s reference for the application is P/2021/4405

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