Description of The Ruby
The Ruby is a mixed-use development on a 1,4ha site in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area, London SE15.
The development will create 1,414 new homes over five new buildings, a new community sports hall and fitness centre, new connections and open space including a public park, flexible commercial space including incubator workspace and studios for local entrepreneurs, and private residents’ amenities.
- 1,414 residential units of which 50% will be Build-to-Rent;
- The buildings will be 17 to 48 storeys in height;
- 10,837 m2 of commercial space;
- 4,301 m2 of new open space, including a 3,471 m² public park;
- 1,773 m2 of new community sports hall and fitness centre.
- 3,471 m² of residents’ rooftop gardens;
- Residents private gym and yoga studio in addition to the sports hall;
- Residents’ lounge;
- Games room;
- Screening room.
The new development will redevelop the site initially known as Ruby Triangle and is the first development to commit to delivering over 40% affordable housing in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area, which has potential to create over 20,000 new homes.
Two buildings on Old Kent Road will also be retained as part of the scheme, which will dramatically improve the streetscape of Old Kent Road, with active frontage accessible for local businesses.
The Old Kent Road scheme will be a development built with the community at its centre, creating much public realm to include a park as the green heart of the scheme. Avanton’s Old Kent Road development will prioritise pedestrians, with only car parking for disabled bays provided, thanks to an innovative car club and integrated Enterprise Rent-A-Car scheme. The development will also include cycle storage and a social hub for repair and maintenance.
Expected completion Q4 2023.
Also known as the Ruby Triangle development.
On the land at Cantium Retail Park in London SE1.
2018 October - Planning application submitted for:
Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide a new basement level and buildings ranging from 3 to 48 storeys in height (max height 159.05m above ground level) comprising up to 1,113 residential units (Class C3), up to 5,659 sq. m of office floorspace (Class B1(a)), up to 2,228 sq. m of retail floorspace (Class A1), up to 2,336 sq. m of flexible space including use within Classes A1, A3, B1(a), B1(b), D1, D2 and / or Sui Generis (Theatre) within Block B and up to 596 sq. m of flexible space within Classes A1, A2 and / or A3 within Block C together with associated access, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works.
Soutwark Council ref. no. 18/AP/3246.