Allies and Morrison submits Vauxhall twin towers
Allies and Morrison’s £400 million twin-towers project at Vauxhall in south London has been submitted for planning
The 154,000m² mixed-use development features 510 residential units and a new public square. Four Grade-II listed houses will be retained within the site.
CLS chief executive Richard Tice said: ‘This substantial mixed-use scheme is a key element to the Vauxhall Nine Elms regeneration plans.
‘It will create a new vibrant heart for Vauxhall and over 1,000 additional full-time jobs across a broad range of skills, both during and after construction.
‘The investment of over £400 million will bring substantial benefits to a wide range of stakeholders, and is not dependent on the Northern Line extension.’
Subject to winning planning consent, CLS aims to start on site in 2014 and complete the first phases from 2017 onwards.
Foster + Partners and Neil Tomlinson Architects’ £1 billion New Covent Garden Market redevelopment masterplan is next door, and was submitted for outline planning consent two months ago. Kieran Timberlake’s competition-winning new US Embassy proposal is also nearby.
A £20 million skywalk project – linked to CLS Holdings’ development – was shelved in June but Marks Barfield Architects has been appointed to draw up plans for an alternative street-level scheme in the area.
Allies and Morrison is also masterplanning the 2.5 hectare redevelopment of a Royal Mail depot nearby which was redesigned following criticism from DC CABE.