Self-storage company Shurgard want to build a major new facility in Chiswick on Power Road.
An application has been submitted to LB Hounslow to build on the land at 266-270 Gunnersbury Avenue. The land is home to a low-rise office block at present, which would be demolished should the application be approved.
The proposed storage space would have a gross external area of over 10,000 square metres. 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.
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
Images above: computer generated image of the facility from Chiswick Roundabout (Picture: Threesixty Architecture), an example of demountable mezzanine floors
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