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Alan Camp aids Lambeth regeneration with housing scheme - images

Alan Camp Architects has won the go-ahead from Lambeth Council for this residential-led development on an empty run-down plot on the corner of Union Road and Clapham Road, south London.

The project for developers Bhuchar McCausland will create 65 new homes on the site, which is part of a major regeneration area.

The flats will be housed in four blocks arranged around a courtyard and will range in size from one- to three-bedroom mixed-tenure units. There are also plans for a handful of double-height commercial units at ground-floor level, which will serve as 'incubator' spaces for creative industries.

A spokeswoman for the practice said: 'The site, in its present state, is attracting fly tippers and graffiti, causing a negative effect on the local environment.

'[However] Lambeth were incredibly efficient in pushing the scheme through committee - it only took nine weeks.'

With dark brick, metal cladding and white render, the project is due to start on site next spring.

Meanwhile, a few miles south of the Union Road scheme in Thornton Heath, Croydon, the practice has also won the green light for a new £6 million, mixed-use development.

The 51-flat scheme, which will boast 575m 2of leisure space on the ground floor, will be built on the site of a soon-to-be demolished Gala Bingo Hall on London Road.

by Richard Waite

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