How many apartments are you proposing and what size will they be?
We intend to build 661 new homes, in a range of sizes from studios to 4 bed apartments.
How tall will the residential tower be?
The residential tower will be 113m tall, 36 storeys.
How many car parking spaces will there be?
There will be around 200 residential car parking spaces contained within two basements.
How many jobs will be created?
500 permanent jobs will be created along with 350 jobs during construction.
Will there be any new public space?
Yes, we will open up a new area of river walk that will be landscaped and managed to maximise biodiversity and will include a stepped area on the river bank where people can sit and enjoy the river. Our proposals also include 3 new public squares, which will be fringed with cafes and other active uses. One square will include an area for an outdoor market.
Will you preserve the heritage buildings?
Yes, preserving and breathing new life into the heritage buildings is central to our plans. The Stable Block will contain a restaurant with an outdoor seating area, and we will preserve the brewing history of the site by having a microbrewery operating in the old brewery buildings along with a museum displaying the historic coppers and the beam engine.
Are you doing anything about the gyratory?
We have been speaking to LB Wandsworth and TfL about the gyratory since 2006 and have taken an active role alongside TfL to develop a scheme for reconfiguring the gyratory. It is ultimately up to LB Wandsworth to determine how any financial contribution from our development will be used to improve local infrastructure. We would like to see it replaced as we think it would contribute to the regeneration of Wandsworth town centre.
What provision has been made for cyclists?
The cycle superhighway in Ram Street provides direct access into the site and we are also advocating the use of the eastern side of the River Wandle through our site as a shared space for pedestrians and leisure cyclists. We will be providing circa 1,200 new cycle parking spaces throughout the site for residents, employees and visitors to the scheme and space has been set aside to accommodate a Barclay’s Cycle Hire docking station in the future. Shower facilities are provided at basement level for use by office workers and shop employees to encourage cycling to work.
What will you be doing to improve the area for pedestrians?
We will improve access for pedestrians with a new signal controlled pedestrian crossing across Wandsworth High Street, linking the scheme to the existing Town Centre. The scheme itself will have 10 pedestrian routes into it and be a pleasant area to walk around, with a new area of river walk along the Wandle and 3 new public squares.
How will you keep residents informed during demolition and construction?
We are experienced in developing in sensitive Central London locations and are committed to keeping residents informed and being responsive to feedback as to how construction is affecting local people. We will set up a community construction liaison group and we will send out newsletters to keep local residents informed of our progress.
How often will the Construction Liaison Group meet?
The Liaison Group will meet once every quarter. The next meeting will be taking place in Winter 2016. Please email us at email@example.com or call our Freephone number 08081 689 113 to register to attend.