|The Design & Access Statement includes the following:
This application seeks permission for the installation of a new facade along the principal elevation of the building facing onto the forecourt, and beyond to Gloucester Road together with a small extension on the front east side of the building.
The existing façade and shop front are now somewhat dated and it is felt that a contemporary refresh would not only assist in meeting modern retailer requirements but will also increase the overall quality of both the internal and external environment at the site.
It is proposed to remove the sporadic accumulation of materials, colours and signs which will de-clutter the existing facade. In its place, the full height glazing frames will be painted grey. Facing brickwork will be replaced by synthetic wood providing a horizontal emphasis placed within a perimeter silver metallic surround.