1 Monkspath Hall Road
Client: LSH Auto Properties (UK) Limited
In September 2017, Terence O’Rourke successfully secured planning permission for a landmark £20 million Mercedes-Benz dealership, incorporating a new UK head office for LSH, in Solihull. We advised on planning strategy, liaised with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and coordinated the application documents to ensure a high quality and robust submission.
A sensitive approach was required to the proposed development’s landscape design because the existing mature landscaping needed to be entirely removed to accommodate the proposed building, with very limited space available for replanting. Our landscape architects produced a high quality and innovative landscape scheme, including a roof garden and green walls, which enabled the council’s landscape officer to support the development.
The planning committee’s decision to approve the scheme was unanimous and it was the first permission for LSH in the UK since it took over the Manchester and Birmingham Mercedes-Benz franchise in 2016. Our involvement with the scheme has continued post-permission, with submissions to discharge planning conditions.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'