Lambeth Council has approved tp bennett’s plans for a mixed-use development in Vauxhall’s growing skyscraper cluster featuring a 37-storey student tower and a six-storey office block
The £200 million proposals for the site at Rudolf Place, Miles Street, received 171 objections but were recommend for approval by the borough’s planning officers and subsequently approved by the borough’s planning committee earlier this month.
The main skyscraper will house 841 student beds and a 201m² ground-floor café and reception area, while its lower neighbour will feature 3,583m² of open-plan, commercial office space and a multi-use games area on the roof.
The scheme, for developer Downing, is the student housing specialist’s second in the burgeoning south London area. It is already delivering the nearby 32-storey development at 30-60 South Lambeth Road by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, which completes next year.
Speaking about the Miles Street scheme, Downing’s development and acquisition manager Ian Harrison said: ‘The scheme has been carefully considered and designed to sit harmoniously within the existing Vauxhall landscape, providing outstanding student accommodation alongside contemporary, open-plan office space that will reinvigorate the surrounding area.’
The scheme has been carefully designed to sit harmoniously within the existing Vauxhall landscape
Tp bennett principal director Nenad Manasijevic added: ‘Our aim is to create an attractive, dynamic and affordable urban environment for students to live in 21st-century accommodation and alongside the wider community of Lambeth.’
Work is expected to start on site in 2018 and complete in 2021.
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Location 1-18 Rudolf Place, Miles Street, Vauxhall
Type of project Mixed use – student residential and office
Architect tp bennett
Landscape architect Wilder Associates
Planning consultant Rolfe Judd
Structural engineer Walsh
M&E consultant Hoare Lea
Quantity surveyor Downing Property Services
Planning supervisor Rawlings
Main contractor George Downing Construction
Cost £200 million
Start on site date 2018
Completion date 2021