• 6 December 2019

Old Kent Road mixed-use scheme get the go-ahead

Waterman are delighted that planning consent for the mixed-use re-development of London’s historic Old Kent Road has been granted by Southwark Council.

The scheme comprises a 19-storey tower building offering 107 residential units, workspace and retail floorspace with associated landscaping, parking, servicing and refuse/recycling facilities. In addition, a new church will be included to replace the original building demolished to accommodate the development.

The tower building is part of the wider Maccreanor Lavington Architects-designed ‘Civic Centre and Livesey Place’ development, which will regenerate the area, adding a total of 500 homes across three tower blocks, complemented by new community facilities, retail and commercial space. The redevelopment will also relocate a grade II-listed mural designed by Polish artist Adam Kossowski in 1965.

Our building services team worked with clients Civic Centre Ltd, Shaviram Development Ltd and Old Kent Road Regeneration Ltd to deliver the energy strategy supporting the planning submission, also providing services philosophy and strategy advice.

Waterman’s Director of Building Services, Jonathan Purcell, said; “We are delighted to see this scheme successfully progress from concept design to secure planning consent, achieving an important milestone. We look forward to seeing the scheme develop as construction commences in the coming months.”

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