The government allows offices to be converted to homes without the need for planning permission (central London and Manchester city centre are currently exempt). There is a vast and growing housing shortfall every year and the industry does not have the capacity to bridge the gap with new-build housing in the short or medium term. As a result, converting vacant or underutilised office buildings into residential homes in order to take advantage of their locations can be a good investment.
Triple A Investments offer the following service for office to residential conversions:
Planning appraisal to determine the benefit from permitted development rights
Feasibility study for proposed redevelopment into residential accommodation
Planning applications for proposed redevelopment
Design and project management for the conversion
We have successfully converted temporary permitted development rights (PDR) offices to new homes.