152 Olive Road




Planning permission was achieved for the conversion of use and to demolish to former library building and replace it with a building containing six residential units along with a large space for local community use.

The successful outcome was in spite of the fact that this was a difficult planning application due to local opposition.  Objections were made to any conversion of use from the library space. Protests were organised and some of them were attended by nationally prominent politicians.

Using the expertise of our planning team who liaised with locals, Platinum Land achieved the change of use.

The building was sold in March 2015 and the Platinum Land investors involved in this project received an excellent return.




The development consists of six self contained units (1 x one bedroom, 4 x two bedroom and 1 x 3 bedroom) and 187 square meters of of D1 multi-functional community space.


Original Build: Circa 1930

Original Purpose: The building was last in office use with the front office at ground floor level being used by the newspaper as a reception area. 

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Planning was successfully achieved to convert the former newspaper office and printing works into 35 residential units and a retail unit. This building was listed as being of townscape merit.

On inspection of the building the Platinum Land team identified an opportunity to significantly increase the square footage by bringing the light industrial portion of the building into residential.


Exterior Design

The materials used saw the original Art Deco features reinstated to
the frontage building including the use of aluminium framed windows and the
retention of the black glazed ceramic tile cladding at ground floor level on the
front (north-east) elevation. materials similar to the existing
building where appropriate and introducing modern cladding and glazing
elements with the proposed 7 storey block to the rear.

Interior Design

Contemporary living at its very best, the apartments within Print House are finished to the highest specification. The open-plan design of the kitchen and living areas reflects the way people like to live today, making entertaining and relaxing at home a truly enjoyable experience. Designer features range from solid wooden floors, porcelain and ceramic tiles, to stone-engineered worktops and energy-saving recessed lighting in the kitchen, bathrooms and lounges.

Project Sustainability

  • 90% Recycled Materials
  • 60% Energy Self-Sufficient
  • 20% Less Construction Waste

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United Kingdom