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£1.6bn regeneration of Clapham Park approved

Words: Laura Edgar
Clapham Park / PRP / Supplied

The London Borough of Lambeth’s planning committee has approved developer Metropolitan’s £1.6 billion plans for more than 2,500 new homes and community facilities at Clapham Park, South London.

Architects at PRP designed the revised plan for Clapham Park.

The development is located between three town centres – Clapham, Brixton and Streatham Hill.

The masterplan aims to create a “vibrant, inclusive series of neighbourhoods with safe, secure streets, ample public and private green space”. PRP said it builds on the existing characteristics of the neighbourhood.

Totalling 2,532  homes, it offers a variety of housing types and tenures, aimed at meeting Lambeth’s – and more widely London’s – housing requirements, with 53 per cent designated as affordable. At least 10 per cent of the homes will be wheelchair adaptable and dual-aspect properties have been “maximised”.

PRP said the design of all the homes has been optimised with delivery in mind through a kit of standardised parts, maximising efficiency and options for both modern and traditional methods of construction. The approach has “significantly” increased the number of dwellings delivered on the site and doubles the affordable homes provision.

The layout of the development aims to encourage cycling and walking, while communal gardens, play areas, jogging routes and an outdoor gym have been incorporated.

Richard Harvey, design director at PRP, said: “Home and place is at the heart of the design. This detailed approval focuses specifically on the resolution of the architecture and landscape. This ensures optimum construction delivery, design efficiency and flexibility that guarantees the estate’s future longevity and ultimately benefits the local community for years to come.”

Image credit | PRP