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- Maisonette, Danvers House, 20 High Street, City Centre
Internal work to relocate kitchen. Install new bathroom, replacement electricity main, removal of modern shower enclosure and associated modern partitions. Improve internal ducts/risers and install 2no. doors and associated frames for fire safety. Replacement of existing sprinkler system. Create built-in cupboard in third floor bedroom.
BPT is conscious of the proposed improvements to the shared amenity space. This involves the creation of a larger bathroom and the creation of a new living area, despite the reduction of the total number of bedrooms from 7 to 5. We are therefore supportive of the provision of adequate shared amenity space for tenants, which would improve living conditions as well as supporting the sustainable, future use of this accommodation.
In light of the increasing prevalence of HMOs and rented accommodation across the district, BPT maintains the need for the appropriate provision of space and facilities beyond the minimum standards for existing and future residents. We therefore maintain that this should be considered a positive example of refurbishment and the sustainable reuse of a historic building where shared space is being prioritised over the ‘over-cramming’ of bedrooms, and therefore tenants, into a property to maximise profit.