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ShedKM wins planning for trimmed south London housing scheme

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ShedKM has won approval for a revised 21-storey residential scheme in Abbey Wood, south-east London – after reducing the original scheme in height by eight storeys

The practice’s first proposals for the site close to the new Abbey Wood Crossrail station featured a 29-storey scheme and were submitted in September last year.

Following two public consultations ShedKM submitted an amended planning application, which has just been granted planning permission, reducing the height of the main block. 

Dubbed Abbey Place, the project is the Liverpool and London-based architects’ first tower in the capital and, at 21-storeys, remains the firm’s tallest building to date.

Despite reducing the overall height of the project, the revised plan increases the total number of flats from 208 to 245 and ups the commercial floor space from 783m² to 882m².

This has been achieved by making the western building larger with an extra four floors added to the 10-storeys originally proposed. Earlier plans also featured a 90-bed hotel, but this was scrapped during the revisions.   

The 0.4ha site received was bought in late 2015 by HUB and its partner Bridges Fund Management, a specialist sustainable and social impact investor. 

ShedKM’s other major London scheme, the £47 million, 10-storey Ruskin Square development in Croydon for Schroders + Stanhope, completed in December 2016. 

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[ORIGINAL SCHEME, left REVISED PLANS, right] Shedkm’s proposed Abbey Wood Place scheme for HUB Group in Abbey Wood, Greenwich

Project data

Location London, Abbey Wood
Type of project Residential & mixed use
Client HUB
Architect ShedKM
Landscape architect BCA Landscape
Planning consultant Barton Willmore
Structural engineer Elliott Wood
M&E consultant Skelly & Couch
Quantity surveyor Faithful & Gould
Planning supervisor Barton Willmore
Funding HUB & Bridges Fund Management 
Gross internal floor area 23,000m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and Build
Total cost £50 million

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  • 'A specialist sustainable and social impact investor' - sustainable how, and what social impact?

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