EPR's Brewery plans approved
The practice's plans to regenerate the site had previously come under fire from design watchdog, CABE, who criticised the use of tall buildings in the scheme.
EPR director Daniel Cove said the practice had re-worked the design with the Greater London Authority, who had produced a similarly critical report on the project.
‘We made adjustments to the elevation of the towers, breaking them up in to equally proportional 10-floor elements,’ Cove said.
The mixed-use development will retain the original stables building and incorporates 829 apartments, shops and restaurants on the former RAM Brewery site.
A second development in Buckhold Road will include 207 apartments above a central garden overlooking King George’s Park.
Two residential towers to the north of the site will feature a 27th floor viewing gallery, which EPR say will ‘form the gateway to the scheme from central London, and create a focus for the town centre from the main approaches to the town’.