London Borough of Wandsworth has approved plans to regenerate two estates in Clapham, south west London, providing 2,550 homes. The proposal was brought forward by Winstanley & York Road Regeneration, a joint venture of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey and the council. The project will see the York Gardens and Winstanley Road estates transformed, with 35 per cent of homes being affordable and replacement homes provided for existing secure tenant and resident leaseholders. The design team was led by architect HTA Design, working with Henley Halebrown, Figure/Ground and LA Architects. The design’s tallest element is a 32 storey mixed use building designed by HTA and LA Architects, which will include a leisure centre, library and commercial space.
Exeter City Council has secured consent to build 92 homes in the city as part of its plan to deliver 500 homes in a decade. It expects 60 of the homes in the latest scheme at Vaughan Road to be for council rent, with the remainder being offered on the open market. The homes, designed by Childs Sulzmann Architects, are targeting the Passivhaus energy efficiency standard. Other council-led developments in the pipeline include schemes of nine, 10 and 21 homes.
Developer Metaform has got the go ahead for a scheme to provide flexible workspace for SME businesses in London’s Chelsea. The planned development at 79-89 Lots Road is owned by the Saudi business, Naif Alrajhi Investment and designed by Nabil Gholam Architects, and will provide 4,600 square metres of space.