Walcot Square Mews

The Brief

Situated in the Kennington conservation zone, our Client, the Walcot Foundation, came to us wanting to redevelop a former residents’ garaging facility into a terrace of five new 2 storey family homes for rent together with a detached garden house.

The housing was purposefully designed to the lowest site density as dictated by the London Plan, with great care taken to ensure that the new houses sat comfortably within this established and historic area.

Client

Walcot Foundation

Location

London SE11

Architect

Form Studio

Size

9,500 ft²

Sector

  • Residential Developments

Services

  • Project Management
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Health & Safety (CDM)

The Challenge

Despite the careful consideration given to make sure that the proposed development sat comfortably with the buildings and area around it together with the support of local civic bodies and Lambeth Council, the scheme met with heavy opposition from immediate neighbours. In our role of Project and Development Manager and with the support of the Client and Project Team we were able to steer the project through these issues and keep the programme and budget on track. The contentious nature of the scheme necessitated a very sensitive approach by us as Project Managers to the issues and concerns of neighbours, including liaising with the appointed Party Wall Surveyor working on the boundary wall restoration.

 

 

 

 

The Outcome

The new houses were completed within the original development budget and handed to the Client broadly in line with the original programme notwithstanding the challenges in the face of COVID lockdown which hit in month 4 of the construction phase. Upon completion the units have rapidly all let at above the original rental values, and are now generating income for the Foundation’s charitable work within Lambeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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