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Farrell submits £1bn Convoys Wharf regeneration

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Terry Farrell and Partners has submitted an outline planning application to redevelop Convoys Wharf in Deptford, London

The high-profile project for developer Hutchison Whampoa will feature up to 3,500 new homes (including 500 affordable units), 1.2 hectares of parkland, 11,000m² of retail and 9,300m² of cultural uses.

Farrell was appointed to redraw the 18.6 hectare development, previously designed by Aedas, in March last year.

The site was Henry VIII’s royal dockyard in the sixteenth century and features a Grade II-listed wharehouse. Richard Rogers won a ‘resolution to grant’ planning permission for the site’s previous owner News International in 2005.

Farrell said: ‘Convoys Wharf represents an important opportunity to regenerate this site in South East London that has been derelict and inaccessible for many years.

‘This part of Deptford has an incredible history, more so than any project I have worked on in my career, and we feel we have a scheme that strikes the right balance between respecting and celebrating the cultural heritage and providing much needed new homes and jobs.

‘It will reconnect local communities to almost 50 per cent of the borough’s river frontage whilst providing London’s first public park that is open to the river.’

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