Former police station in Tooting could turn into 68 flats

By James Mayer, Local Democracy Reporter

Tooting’s former police station could be turned into 68 new homes.

Plans will be submitted to bring the unused police station back to life.

The developers Telereal Trillium bought the Grade II listed building earlier this year and have been working on plans to protect, restore and enhance the building to provide new homes and a space for the community.

There will be around 68 one, two and three bed rooms and wheelchair access for about seven new homes.

The new complex would be just a 10 minute walk away from Tooting Broadway Tube station on the Northern line.

Telereal Trillium want to maintain and restore as many existing internal features as possible from the structure which was built in 1939.

This includes a main staircase, former gym, communal corridors and walls with terrazzo flooring.

A spokesperson for Telereal Trillium said: “Respecting the heritage significance of the building is at the heart of the plans, ensuring that as this building looks forward to a new use, the architecturally interesting and historic elements remain and are enhanced.

“Providing new homes and the provision of non-residential spaces in a sustainable development will ensure this historic building can continue to be at the heart of the community for years to come. “

The plans are in their first round of public feedback which started on November 23, encouraging residents to find out more about the flats and raise their concerns.

Telereal Trillium is a privately owned property company in the UK who have a UK-wide portfolio of more than 12,000 properties.

The site was bought by Telereal Trillium in March 2021 and has remained vacant since November 2020.

 


 

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