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Hannah Parry
Hannah Parry
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  • 07th March 2012

Royal Mail to develop their Nine Elms site before selling it on

Royal-MailPostal service Royal Mail has been granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council to redevelop its mail centre in , having previously submitted the application in June 2011.

Royal Mail is planning on closing the site later on this year, but the company’s group property director, Martin Gafsen, says, “Royal Mail has a clear strategy to ensure we derive maximum value from any property we no longer require for our operations. This includes selling the freehold or leases which we hold and, where appropriate, working with planning authorities to ensure that properties we are selling are attractive to new owners.”

The location is currently used by the Royal Mail as their South London mail centre, the delivery office for the and and vehicle servicing operations. The new development scheme, over 6 hectares of space in total, will see this area transformed into over 2.5 hectares of land as well as more than 1,800 homes, a primary school and approximately 50,000 sq ft of retail and community space.

The project has so far seen an investment of £10m in mail centre in December 2011 in order to install new machinery and increase the size of the site to cater for the three million items a day that the Nine Elms site handles, as well as the extra people.

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