Olive Morris House


Spring 2020 Update

Upcoming Works

We are now be progressing works on site, and you may have seen some increased activity on site. The upcoming works will involve the erection of scaffolding and internal clearance of Olive Morris House. Work will only take place Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5pm – no work will take place at weekends. The start of further works, which will involve the demolition of the building is due to commence on Monday 6th April. However, this is subject to government rules and advice regarding working practices following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Update on Neighbourhood Construction Forum Meeting

We planned to hold a Neighbourhood Construction Forum meeting in March to allow residents to meet the project team, however due to the outbreak of Coronavirus we have been advised to postpone this meeting. We will monitor government advice and will arrange this meeting at a time when it is more appropriate to do so. You can find out more information via our FAQs on the newsletter. You can also contact us with any questions.

Proposals for Olive Morris House will provide 74 new residential apartments. A predominantly six storey building (with setback seventh story) is proposed which is in keeping with the scale of the adjacent residential blocks overlooking Rush Common. The homes will be of the highest quality and conform to national housing standards. Commercial and retail space will be introduced at ground level and basement levels.

Olive Morris House Floor levels plan
Olive Morris House - Floor plan

The tenure mix for the proposed residential units has been developed in line with LBL planning policies to provide a range of accommodation that responds to local needs. The accommodation split comprises 60% market sale and 40% affordable tenures.

Tenure 1 bedroom/2 person 2 bedroom/3 person 2 bedroom/4 person 3 bedroom/5 person Total
Market sale 21 0 23 0 44
Intermediate 3 6 0 0 9
Affordable rent 3 4 2 12 21
Total 27 10 25 12 74