CMA were pleased to have secured unanimous approval at London Borough of Southwark's Planning Committee this week for the redevelopment of the Ledbury Estate on the Old Kent Road for the Borough.  This Karakusevic Carson Architects designed scheme will provide 340 new homes, 76% of which will be affordable, along with new commercial space and a TRA Hall in four buildings reaching up to 22 storeys in height. 

The redevelopment of the Estate, which was built in the 1960s, has been done in consultation with existing residents, with a ballot showing 86% in support of the plans.  This as a result of a collaborative effort between Southwark Council, the wider design and consultant team, Calford Seaden, Open Communities and particularly the Ledbury Resident Project Group, which has been fully involved and engaged throughout the design process.  Work is due to start on site later this year. 

  

Planning approval has been secured for 245 new homes at Pudding Mill, Stratford for Lifestory.  The LLDC gave the green light for phase 2 of the Stratford Mill development, which will be located on Marshgate Lane, at their planning committee meeting earlier this week.  The proposals, designed by Hawkins Brown, will replace a former warehouse with two buildings reaching up to 12 storeys in height, containing a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom homes, 35% of which will be affordable.  The scheme provides high quality residential accommodation by maximising opportunity for daylight and natural ventilation, with all homes having access to private amenity space whilst the massing has been designed to maximise views to the canal and beyond.  This will be delivered alongside 407sqm of commercial space on the ground floor, and communal spaces for residents.  The scheme includes high quality semi private and public amenity spaces including new public realm designed by Fabrik, opening up access to this part of the Bow Back and City Mill Rivers for the first time.