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Levitt Bernstein and East get the OK for £42.2m council housing plans

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Levitt Bernstein and East have won permission for 168 new homes in Peckham – a £42.2 million scheme backed by the London Borough of Southwark

The 15,640m² project provide is part of the borough’s drive to build 11,000 new council homes. Seventy per cent of the flats and houses (120 units) will be made available at ‘council or intermediate rent’. The remaining 48 will be sold privately to help pay for the provision of the affordable homes.

The scheme includes converting the former council offices at Sumner House – a former 1930s school – into 44 apartments and four townhouses, together with a new 39-flat building on Sumner Avenue, a 72-apartment block on Jocelyn Street and a four-storey building with nine flats on Melon Road.

According to the practice, all the new buildings and extensions will be clad in brick with ‘copper and precast concrete details’.

The scheme is part of a framework led by Adam Khan Architects to deliver housing on mixed-use, complex sites for the Southwark Regeneration in Partnership Programme.

The council will work with ‘a selected development organisation’ to build the homes and the chosen developer is due to be confirmed shortly. 

Construction is expected to begin later this year.

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Sumner flaxyard gfp

Project data

Location Peckham
Type of project Residential (council housing)
Client London Borough of Southwark
Architect Levitt Bernstein and East 
Landscape architect East
Planning consultant None
Structural engineer Ellis and Moore
M&E consultant MLM
Quantity surveyor Bailey Garner
Planning supervisor Everitt CDM
Lighting consultant Point 2 Surveyors
Main contractor N/A
Tender date TBC
Start on site Late 2017
Completion 2020
Contract duration TBC
Gross internal floor area 15,640m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and build
Total cost Approx £42.2 million

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