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OMA and Chipperfield lined up for Canada Water housing

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OMA, David Chipperfield Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects have been appointed to a framework covering 1,030 new homes in Canada Water

Notting Hill Housing and Shard client Sellar have recruited the high-profile trio for a £15 million framework to regenerate land close to Canada Water station in south-east London.

Conran and Partners, Ian Simpson Architects, Robin Partington and Partners, Andrew Phillips – who launched his practice in 2013 – and Hawkins\Brown have also been selected for the ‘Project Light’ job.

The announcement comes five months after past RIBA president Angela Brady criticised the emerging framework for potentially excluding small practices.

The procurement reformer called for the tender – which demanded a minimum of £10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) and recent experience of designing a 40 storey-plus tower – to be rewritten.

Backed by Notting Hill Housing and Sellar Design, the three hectare regeneration scheme – dubbed Project Light – will create a mix of private sale, private rent and affordablehousing on land close to Canada Water station in south-east London.

Maccreanor Lavington Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Claus en Kaan Architecten won outline planning permission for the 140,000m² mixed-use scheme last year.

Maccreanor Lavington will design the masterplan’s first phase – which has detailed planning permission – while the framework will select teams for the scheme’s remaining three phases.

The later phases include the detailed design of a 40-storey tower designed by David Chipperfield. Alongside housing the project will also include 18,500m² of commercial space and a range of community facilities.

Wilkinson Eyre and Michael Auckett Associates previously won planning permission for a 2010 lower rise scheme on the plot but the development transferred to Sellar after project backer Conrad Phoenix pulled out two years later.






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