1st Feb 2021: planning granted for new Southwark homes

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects have secured planning consent for 49 new homes on an infill site on the Rennie Estate in Southwark, London. The project forms part of the London Borough of Southwark’s New Homes Delivery Programme. Each of the 49 new apartments will be made available to council tenants, with 50% reserved for local residents. The new development will facilitate estate-wide landscape improvements, with new links to the Galleywall Nature Reserve and Barlow House garden, playspace for toddlers and older children, an outdoor gym, and new growing plots and allotments.

Fraser Brown MacKenna is part of Southwark Council’s architectural design framework, which is made up of large, well-known firms together with smaller but pioneering new architects. Speaking at the planning committee, Councillor Leo Pollak, Cabinet Member for Housing, said that the scheme represented “one of the most virtuous planning applications ever seen…beautifully designed with generous and rational layouts” resulting from “a huge amount of resident influence in the design process, through resident group meetings, workshops and walkabouts.”

Tenders are currently being invited to construct the new buildings, under a design & build contract.

The Southwark Council framework notice was first published by TenderStream on 17.10.2019 and can be viewed in our archive here 


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