Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are you proposing?  

We are proposing to refurbish and extended the site presently occupied by Mott MacDonald House. 

Will there be parking? 

The number of parking spaces will be reduced to 16, consisting 1 Blue Badge space as well as 15 standard parking spaces. 

Will the building be vacated during construction?

Yes, the building will be vacated during construction. 

Who makes the decision on the application? 

The council’s planning team will analyse all the application documents and plans that will be submitted as part of the application. All these will be available to view on the council’s website once the application has been submitted. 


When will the application be submitted to the council and when will the decision be made? 

We expect to submit the application in May 2022 the council are expected to take up to 13 weeks to make a decision on the application. 

When will construction start?  

The date that construction starts depends when the local council make their decision.

We expect construction to start in early 2023.

Will construction be noisy? 

Modern construction methods tend to be less noisy than in the past. Whilst there will inevitably be some disturbance, the hours of operation will be limited by the council to 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.  

The selected contractor will be part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. 

I am unable to make the online Q&A sessions. Will there be an opportunity to view them at a later date?  

Yes, the online Q&A sessions will be made available on this website shortly after the final event. 

Are there any other ways I can have my say on the proposals? 

Yes, please call our freephone number 0800 955 1042 between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday-Friday. You can also email us at [email protected] or write to our freepost address Freepost RTXU-JGSR-KHLE, Your Shout, 28 China Works, SE1 7SJ. The Council will also hold their own statutory consultation, following the submission of a planning application.