The Burn Bullock is a grade II listed building sited prominently on the western corner of Mitcham Cricket Green. The building incorporates fine timber framed structures from about 1580, attached to a grand 18th century Inn with some early 20th century alterations.
In August 2016 MBA were instructed by Phoenix Grp Investments Ltd, owners of the site, to appraise the site and its setting, prepare concept plans for development, and consult with the local community and planning authority. Following a public consultation in November 2016 and pre-application advice from the London Borough of Merton, MBA prepared revised designs for the site which were consulted with the local authority, local community in Summer 2018.
The proposals are for a comprehensive development for the whole site including the Burn Bullock and the Mitcham Cricket pavilion.
- retains and extends the cricket pavilion
- provides a new 70 bed hotel
- retains the Burn Bullock as a pub/restaurant
- converts its upper floors to conference rooms and offices for the hotel
- provides a new landscaped yard at the west of the site overlooking the Cricket Green.
A public exhibition and consultation was held at the Vestry Hall on Monday 25 June 2018. The purpose of the exhibition was to inform, consult and gain feedback from the local community on the proposed development. At the meeting the following was agreed:
The developers will negotiate a lease or freehold with the cricket club to take effect once planning permission has been achieved for the whole site. (The reason for this is that it is a comprehensive development in which all three parts club pub and hotel rely on each other. If the cricket club put a fence around its land it would prevent development.
Meetings are scheduled with the Cricket Club and with the local MP over the coming weeks. The first meeting took place on 28 June.
On 13 July 2018 MBA issued the following press release to the Evening Standard. This gives a good summary of the state of play.
Phoenix Group Investments own the Burn Bullock site which includes the cricket pavilion and the grade II Listed Burn Bullock, which closed in 2009 and is currently on the heritage at risk register.
Phoenix are now working with development partners Westbury Investments.
Marcus Beale Architects have been engaged to develop a comprehensive plan for developing the site, which includes
- Download the boards here: BurnBullockPresentationBoards.pdf
- Download the feedback form here: BurnBullock_Feedbackform.pdf