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Jestico + Whiles wins go-ahead for Southwark town hall overhaul

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Jestico + Whiles has won planning for the conversion of Southwark town hall into 149 student flats

The 7,850m² scheme in Peckham Road, south London also includes a ‘contemporary sky lounge’ for students, gallery space, café and 12 artists studios.

Backed by Alumno Developments, the project will see the existing Theatre Peckham moved out of its soon-to-be-demolished home - a former community hall attached to the north wing of the town hall - and rehoused in a new 200-seat facility set within a new public piazza.

Catherine McKenzie, development manager of Alumno Developments said: ‘This project has involved extensive collaboration with the Council and community over the past year.

‘The design is of very high quality, which respects the historic Town Hall but also provides Theatre Peckham with a larger, modern facility which will enable them to consolidate all their operations into one building for the first time.’

Construction will begin this spring and the scheme is due to complete by the end of 2015.


Project data

Architects: Jestico + Whiles
Location: Southwark Town Hall site on Peckham Road, London Borough of Southwark
Type of Project: Student accommodation-led development including the demolition and re-provision of Theatre Peckham, artists studios, Café Gallery
Structural Engineers: Fairhurst GGA Engineers
Project Architect: Andrew Costa, Associate Director
Design Team: Turkington Martin, Landscape Architects
Client: Alumno Developments
Funding: Alumno Developments
Tender date: Spring 2014
Start on site date: Spring 2014
Contract duration: 18 Months
Gross internal floor area: 7,850m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: TBC
M&E consultant: RPS Group
Quantity surveyor: DBK
Planning supervisor: DBK
Main contractor: TBA
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: N/A
Annual co2 emissions: TBC


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