DTZ Investors secures planning consent for mixed-use project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 23 Oct 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

DTZ Investors, a real estate manager, has obtained planning permission to redevelop the site of a Homebase store at Swandon Way in Wandsworth into a residential-led mixed use scheme.

London mayor Sadiq Khan granted permission for the project, which will be developed on a 2.5-acre site. Now, the Homebase store will be demolished to provide the required space to construct three new buildings, ranging from eight to 17 floors.

Designed by Allies and Morrison, the project will feature 385 residential units, 35% of which will be affordable housing.

Besides 563 sq m of retail space and 165 sq m of leisure area, the mixed-used project will also feature cycle and car parking spaces, community facilities, play space and landscaping.

Plants are afoot to improve public realm, including a contribution towards a new entrance to Wandsworth Town Station and a new pedestrian crossing through Swandon Way to the Thames riverside.

Christian Birrell from DTZ Investors said: “The scheme provides much needed high-quality housing provision which will make a significant contribution to Wandsworth’s housing target. 

“A tremendous amount of consideration was given to this scheme and we were able to work closely with the GLA to ensure we delivered a policy compliant scheme which has maximised the density of development on the site.”

Khan said: “This development offers a significant number of high-quality homes in a location which offers great transport links and local amenities. We have confirmed more than half of the affordable homes will be delivered up front in the first stage of construction.

“I’m also really pleased we have secured a review mechanism which could increase the level of affordable housing further – and that people who live and work in the area will benefit from a significant upgrade to Wandsworth Town Station.”

 

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