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What is happening now?

Two applications for planning permission were submitted to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (‘LBRuT’) on 11 March 2022 for the masterplan redevelopment of the former Stag Brewery site and are currently pending determination. Consultation with statutory and public consultees has been ongoing throughout this period.

On 19 July 2023 both applications were heard at LBRuT’s Planning Committee. The LBRuT’s Planning Committee resolved to approve both applications, subject to the provisions set out in the Officer’s Report.

On 24 July 2023 the Secretary of State made a statement confirming the Government’s intention to mandate second staircases in new residential buildings above 18 metres. This followed consultation on this matter where expert bodies advocated support for this threshold.

Although no formal transition arrangements or legislation has been announced at this stage, the Applicant has taken the decision to make amendments to the scheme which will allow it to adhere to the forthcoming changes announced on the 24 July 2023 by the Secretary of State in relation to the Government’s intention to mandate second staircases in new residential buildings above 18 metres.

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What changes are proposed?

In summary the proposed changes to the scheme relate to Application A only and comprise:

  • Building 1 (Cinema): Three levels of office changed to residential use (creating 17 new residential units) and decrease in building height by 2.6m. The cinema floor plans remain relatively similar with changes made to accommodate the residential core, refuse and cycle stores, risers and extending the cinema café. The third floor has changed from glazed to bronze cladding to suit the change of use, a cycle store has been added to ground floor and recessed balconies added to accommodate the introduced residential use in this building;
  • Building 2: Internal layout changes only (including removal of top floor of duplex) – increase in 1 residential unit;
  • Building 4 (The Maltings): Removal of residential floorspace on floor levels 6 and 7 and internal reconfiguration to include only one core with two stairs and two lifts – overall decrease in 1 residential unit. Minor elevation changes to the Maltings to re-position the double height windows and change in the layout of the ground floor flexible use areas;
  • Building 7: Internal layout changes only (including removal of top floor of duplex) – no change in residential unit numbers;
  • Building 8: Re-arrangement of internal layout to accommodate core changes (no change in residential unit mix). Mansard roof stepped out around the southern staircase to accommodate dual staircases to the 8th floor;
  • Building 10: Floor to ceiling heights changed very slightly to bring building under 18m;
  • Building 11: Internal layout changes only (third lift and second stair added affecting number of habitable rooms) – no change in residential unit numbers;
  • Building 12: Internal layout changes only (third lift and second stair added affecting number of habitable rooms) – no change in residential unit numbers;
  • Buildings 15 and 17: These buildings are in Development Area 2 and are only in outline. Changes will be internal only;
  • Overall increase in residential floorspace by +1,722 sqm GIA and increase in 7 private residential units (increase in 17 residential units in Development Area 1 and decrease in 10 residential units in Development Area 2). No change in affordable residential unit numbers;
  • Decrease in office floorspace by -2,571 sqm GIA, increase in cinema floorspace (+149 sqm GIA), and increase in flexible use (+125 sqm GIA), including an increase of 11 sqm GIA flexible use floorspace within the High Street Zone;
  • Internal re-configuration of the basements to accommodate second stairwells, changes to waste stores, partitions and enlarged sprinkler tanks to satisfy updated electric vehicle fire regulations resulting in a reduction of 15 car parking spaces across the Development;
  • Fire strategy amended, resulting in two stairs to all residential buildings over 18m in height and reintroducing connections to the basement car park for the two stair buildings. The basement car park fire strategy has also been updated to provide fire safety enhancements to account for the introduction of EV charging in the basement car park;
  • Waste strategy amended, to return the refuse and recycling stores for Buildings 2, 7, 8, 11 and 12 to the basement level. For these buildings, holding stores at ground level have been provided in Buildings 3, 8 and 12 to support the collection process. Buildings 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and all buildings in Development Area 2 maintain refuse and recycling stores at ground level; and
  • Landscaping updates associated with changes to ground floor entrances for Blocks 8, 11 and 12, with amendments to the length of private gardens, additional planting and steps moved.


Meeting Mortlake’s education needs

A new secondary school with sixth form that will meet Richmond Council’s identified education needs and provide more opportunities for young people in the Mortlake area.

New homes for Mortlake

Regeneration of a brownfield site to create 1,061 new homes, including over 80 affordable.

Improving public safety and access

The scheme provides safe, well-lit pedestrian links to the River Thames from Mortlake Green and increases permeability through the site, which has been closed to the public for decades.

Better infrastructure

There will be new safer routes from Mortlake Green station to the river for pedestrians and cyclists. Level crossing improvements at Sheen Lane, Mortlake Station, and Chalkers Corner will give more priority and safety to pedestrians and cyclists using the crossing.

New social spaces

Will create new social and open green space the equivalent of nearly four full sized football pitches. New play space for children, and new retail shops, pub and restaurants for the Mortlake community.

Jobs creation

500-600 new full-time jobs through the cinema, office, retail, school, hotel and restaurant space.


The scheme puts sustainability at the forefront and aims to be Air Quality Positive. For example, there will be no burning of fossil fuels to provide heat or hot water anywhere across the whole 22 acre site. All such needs are now provided by Air Source Heat Pumps and roof top photovoltaic cells.

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