Property company Grosvenor will redevelop Newson’s Yard, which includes a timber yard owned by builders’ merchant Travis Perkins, after it received planning consent in October 2016.
The development will mean the closure or relocation of antiques dealer Humphrey Carrasco and interior design firm Coote Bernardi.
Travis Perkins applied for the judicial review into the lawfulness of the planning decision by Westminster City Council earlier this year. The High Court case began on October 31 and this afternoon the judge announced that Westminster’s decision to allow the redevelopment will be upheld.
Cllr Jason Williams of Churchill Ward said: “We’re very disappointed the High Court have come to this decision. Local residents are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the timber yard, it is not right that their objections have not been taken into account.”
Grosvenor’s plans include the creation of two larger and two smaller shops from the existing five galleries and shops as well as the reconfiguration of five existing flats into seven rental apartments. The property firm said it has offered alternative premises to the businesses affected either in Pimlico Road or nearby.
Newson’s Timber Yard opened in 1845 and Travis Perkins has run it since 1998.