A team led by head of our planning department, Owen Pike, have been instrumental in bringing a new 3,947 sq ft yoga facility to Wandsworth, London.
Working alongside YogaWorks London, we provided a hat-trick of integrated services including town planning, agency and architecture. Now complete, the facility will officially open later this month.
Phillipa Hawkins, founder and owner of YogaWorks London, commented: “We are very excited to be opening our new facility and Sanderson Weatherall has been vital in helping us to receive planning permission. Owen and the team were extremely professional and achieved a great result in a very efficient way. I hope they will one day come and enjoy a class of their own.”
Our three-pronged strategy saw us undertake a bespoke initial planning appraisal to ascertain the premises’ potential to be converted from retail to leisure use, followed by concept plans being prepared by our architecture and agency teams. After receipt of planning permission from the local authority, YogaWorks retained us to discharge the pre-commencement conditions attached to the permission.
Owen Pike, associate partner in our Bristol office said: “The location of the property meant acquiring planning permission was not as straightforward as it could be. Due to the property being in an out-of-centre location, we undertook a sequential assessment to establish whether there were any alternative properties in a different location.
“Once we confirmed that there were no alternatives, we were able to progress with the process of applying for planning permission and I’m delighted that YogaWorks has found just the property it was looking for.”