Work starts on stalled Studio Egret West scheme in Clapham
Construction is about to get underway on Studio Egret West’s much-anticipated Clapham One scheme in south London
The scheme, backed by Cathedral Group, on behalf of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in partnership with Lambeth Council and United House contractors received £12.7 million fron the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCAs) Kickstart fund - the largest of the HCA’s first round grants in London.
The project includes 136 private and affordable housing, to be delivered by Notting Hill Housing Group, as well as other community facilities including a library and doctors’ surgery.
Martin Wood, Project Director at Cathedral Group, who originally planned the development before the recession in 2007, says ‘We haven’t made a single compromise on design, quality, commitment to the community in Lambeth or the delivery standards of our scheme. What we are building in Clapham is a really successful model for delivering complex community benefits for the future.’
Demolition work will begin this spring with the library and medical centre opening in the summer of 2011 and the entire development completed by early 2012. The leisure centre is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2011.
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Studio Egret West wins go ahead in Clapham
Studio Egret West has won permission for this ‘curvaceous’ £80 million mixed-use scheme in Clapham, south London
Known as Clapham One, the town centre development will house 136 homes - a third of which will be affordable- above a healthcare centre and a ‘playful….spiral shaped’ public library.
The practice beat off Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and S&P Architects to land the job for developer the Cathedral group in January last year.