Service: Planning & Development | Sector: Life Sciences
Stanhope won a competitive bid to become joint venture partner with the Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation on this key site within the north of Lambeth, opposite St Thomas’ Hospital on the South Bank. The proposals will deliver new public realm, space for businesses, restaurants, shops and homes as well as laboratory space to develop cutting edge new healthcare technologies.
There are a number of challenges with the site which include the re-provision of existing residential accommodation, massing, design, heritage, including townscape views, transport and the retention of existing trees on the site.
We are currently working with a comprehensive consultancy team including AHMM architects to create a new commercial neighbourhood for central London.
The residential units will be replaced, and 35% affordable housing will be delivered. It is intended that the office accommodation will be occupied by state-of-the-art health technology businesses (Med-tech), a key objective for the Foundation and Lambeth Council who are keen to retain and improve their offer within the borough, with SME and affordable workspace for local businesses also being provided.
The proposals are currently being progressed by way of detailed discussions with officers at Lambeth Council, the Greater London Authority and local stakeholders, with the intention of submitting a planning application in 2022.