Planning Permission has been granted today for a replacement amenity building at Fleet Services, M3.
The amenity building at the southbound services suffered a catastrophic fire in December 2016 which resulted in the demolition of the original building. Smith Jenkins were instructed by Welcome Break to submit a planning application for a replacement building.
Working closely with the quickly assembled project team, Smith Jenkins engaged with Hart District Council in pre-application discussions within a week of the fire to discuss the principles surrounding the design of a new amenity building, and to discuss the erection of a temporary building to serve the public using the M3 motorway.
To ensure that the existing building was replaced as soon as practically possible, consent to demolish the fire damaged building was obtained in advance of the submission of the planning application for the new building. Consultants appointed by the client have worked closely with their counterparts at the LPA to ensure that all technical matters were agreed and planning permission issued.
Contractors are on site, and aim to complete the development in Spring 2018.