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MSMR lands planning for Bankside affordable housing


[First look + plans] MSMR Architects has won planning permission for this £1.2 million project to build nine affordable homes in the Bankside area of Southwark, south London

Developed by GC Bankside, the scheme on Alice Street is a joint venture between Native Land and The Grosvenor Estate.

The three-storey residential design is part of a package of community benefits linked to the nearby Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Neo Bankside development.

After two years of negotiation with Southwark Council, MSMR won planning for the site which has had a long history of failed redevelopment projects.

The elongated former car park site runs close to Tower Bridge Road and was described by the council as ‘less than attractive’.


MSMR Architects' affordable housing scheme in Southwark, south London

MSMR Architects’ affordable housing scheme in Southwark, south London


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  • How is it that the AJ thinks that this Alice Street site is in Bankside? It isn't. Not only is Bankside way off the geographical mark, the 'South London' attachment ought to have departed your editorial lexicon long ago. Why refer to it as South London? Won't Southwark do? Should we say Hoxton - North London? , Clerkenwell - North london etc? Everyone knows where Southwark is now! Bankside by the way is further to the east.

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  • Nice looking scheme, but if one of the challenges is to meet housing targets set by the London Plan why are we approving such low density surburban housing in this area?

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  • ...or further to the west...

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  • Christine Murray

    We referred to it as Bankside because the project is the affordable housing provision for the NEO Bankside development on the Thames, and developed by GC Bankside. We do refer to Hoxton as being in North London, etc., as this is consistent with the AJ's house style, and it would be London-centric to assume everyone knows where everything in London is.

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