UK housing developer Pocket Living has been awarded planning consent for two housing developments in London, which will provide about 500 homes for middle-income workers.
Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation has granted the firm planning permission for a build to rent scheme that will provide 457 homes, consisting of studios, one-bed, two-bed and three-bed homes, of which 137 (35% by numbers of habitable rooms) will be provided at either London living rent or discount market rent levels.
The project at Atlas Wharf, on Atlas Road, west London, is adjacent to the Grand Union Canal and is Pocket’s first build to rent scheme.
A redevelopment of former rail yards and industrial land, it includes three buildings connected at ground floor level via a podium, creating a shared entrance, resident amenity spaces, cycle storage, commercial and retail uses.
Pocket Living has also been granted consent for a development of 60 homes in Finchley, north London, at Dolman Close. Permission was granted by Barnet council.