Major regeneration brings over a thousand new homes to London
Proposals for the comprehensive regeneration of the Ruby Triangle site adjacent to Old Kent Road, London have been approved. The existing site, a mixture of industrial and commercial buildings, will be transformed to offer a residential-led mixed-use scheme.
The scheme, designed by Farrells, will replace the existing buildings, bringing 1,152 new residential units to an area in great need of additional homes. Over 40% of the units will be affordable and will be spread across 5 new buildings of between 8 and 48-storeys in height.
With the towers spread around a central parkland featuring open grassland and semi-mature trees, the development will provide valuable green space in this central location. Each residential building is set atop a two-storey podium, home to retail and commercial units, a community sports hall and residential private amenity.
Sustainability sits at the forefront of the design principles, with the provision of a cycle hub, zero car parking on site and a ‘healthy streets’ approach to improve the local environment. To minimise the completed development’s impact, water attenuation and natural soak-away will be provided by the new park, and rainwater harvesting will be incorporated throughout. Ecological impact has also been considered carefully, with additions such as falcon nesting and an increase in flora.
Supporting the developer, Avanton, through the planning process, we provided structural engineering design expertise for the scheme.
Andrew Sherlock, Waterman’s Regional Director, said: “It’s exciting to see the scheme progress from the planning stage, and we are looking forward to continuing our involvement in the development of this exciting new area in London.”