Major Stag Brewery redevelopment gets the go-ahead

25 July 2023

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames have approved plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic former Stag Brewery site in Mortlake on the River Thames.

Spread across 22 acres, this mixed-use scheme will add 1,068 homes, a new 1,200-pupil secondary school, offices, a hotel and a full-sized community football pitch, whilst a range of retail units, a cinema, bars and restaurants will help create a thriving new high street. Green and open spaces will punctuate the site, with new pedestrian and cyclist access routes enabling access to the river.

Acting as development manager, Dartmouth Capital Partners submitted the scheme on behalf of Reselton Properties Limited, which will retain and enhance historic elements of the site as well as upgrading the existing flood defences and enhance the river towpath. In addition, a range of associated highway works will help alleviate local traffic congestion at this busy location.

With sustainability high on the agenda, the energy strategy for the Squire & Partners-designed development follows an all-electric heating strategy incorporating low carbon technologies such as Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) and rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) panels. Recognising the importance of air quality in Richmond, the scheme aligns directly with Air Quality Positive London Plan Guidance. Significant ecological enhancement measures are incorporated with the development achieving a Biodiversity Net Gain.

Waterman has been involved with the Stag Brewery redevelopment since its outset 2016, providing multidisciplinary support spanning the site’s appraisal and acquisition through to the planning submissions and beyond.

As Lead Environmental Consultant, our specialists coordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and delivered the Environmental Statement (ES), in addition to a wide range of technical surveys and reports, including air quality, noise and vibration, ground conditions and contamination, ecology, arboriculture, flood risk and drainage, townscape, visual and heritage. Our specialists supported the lengthy public consultation process and worked closely with the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and statutory consultees including the Environment Agency to secure their approval for the proposed flood defence works.

Focused on maximising the usable space available across the various elements, our structural design helped unlock the site’s potential, whilst also accommodating the retention of the historic maltings building, along with the bottling plant’s façade and the former hotel.

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