A development by Grosvenor

A development by Grosvenor

8.05.2019 grosvenor.com

Biscuit Factory

100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG
Local Authority:
Mixed use

Description of Biscuit Factory

Biscuit Factory and campus site development in Bermondsey, London SE16.

A significant part of the scheme by Grosvenor at the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory and Lewisham and Southwark College site would be new build rental homes.

2020 February - The deputy Mayor of London approved the proposals for Bermondsey.
This follows the decision by the Mayor of London in May 2019 to call in the application and act as the planning authority for the scheme. Grosvenor had been working closely with Southwark Council and the GLA to increase the level of affordable housing whilst ensuring the project, and its many other benefits, remain deliverable. On 21st February the deputy Mayor approved these amended proposals. Alongside 1,548 new homes for rent and a school, Bermondsey will now benefit from new play and public spaces. Businesses in the area will enjoy greater footfall and additional local spend and new job opportunities will be created through 150,000 sq ft of flexible employment space.

2017 - Planning application submitted for: Full planning permission for demolition, alterations and extension of existing buildings and erection of new buildings comprising a mixed-use scheme providing up to 1,217 residential units, up to 3,795 sqm GEA of flexible Class A1/A3/A4 (retail and food and drink uses) floorspace, up to 11,979 sqm GEA of flexible Class B1/B2 (business and industrial) floorspace, up to 896 sqm GEA of flexible Class D1/D2 (community/ assembly/ leisure) floorspace, and up to 3,882 sqm GEA of multi-use floorspace (A1/A3/A4/D1) and a new/replacement secondary school, in buildings ranging from 4 to 28 storeys in height as well as the creation of a single storey basement. The development also includes a basement parking and servicing area, communal amenity space, landscaping, children's playspace, car and cycle parking, installation of plant, new pedestrian, vehicular and servicing routes, the creation of two new pedestrian routes through the Railway Arches and associated works; and Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) for the part demolition and part retention of existing buildings and erection of two new buildings comprising a mixed use scheme providing up to 125 residential units and up to 781 sqm GEA of flexible Class A1/A3/A4/D1/Sui Generis Uses and other associated works. Southwark Council 17/AP/4088.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Bermondsey Underground Station
Southwark Park Road / St James's Road
1, N1, 381, N381, P12

News: (2)

The site of a former biscuit factory in Southwark is set to be transformed into more than 1,500 homes and new buildings for a local secondary school under plans approved on Friday 21st February 2020 by the Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe.

All of the 1,548 new homes to be built as part of the redevelopment of the Biscuit Factory and Bermondsey Campus in Southwark will be for the rental market – of which 35% will be affordable housing, including homes at social rent levels.

The plans also include new facilities for the Compass Secondary School, as well as flexible commercial space – including affordable workspaces – and two new pedestrian routes through nearby railway arches.

Southwark Council refused permission for the scheme in February 2019, saying the plans would not deliver enough affordable housing and that the homes would not be of sufficient quality.

The Mayor saw the application last May and decided to take it over to subject it to further scrutiny. Since his intervention, the number of homes has been increased from 1,342 homes to 1,548 and the level of affordable housing has been boosted from 27.5 per cent to 35 per cent.

Of the affordable homes, 342 will be offered at discount market rent (a level of rent significantly below the market average) and 140 at social rent levels (for tenants referred via local authority).

Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, commented: “The site has the potential to deliver more than 1,500 new homes in an area of London with a high demand for affordable housing, close to transport links and central London.

“It will also provide new facilities for a secondary school which is currently housed in dated buildings.

“Overall, it would make a significant contribution towards the regeneration of this part of Bermondsey. Having considered all the evidence available to me, I have decided to approve this application.”

24/02/2020 12:20 by Buildington

The Mayor of London has confirmed he is ‘calling in’ the application for Grosvenor's build to rent scheme in Bermondsey.

The Mayor will now act as the planning authority for the purposes of determining our planning application.

Commenting on the call in, Simon Harding Roots, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, commented:

"We believe in the value of diverse neighbourhoods and we take our role as a responsible landlord, providing opportunities for many people, not just a few, very seriously.

"In Bermondsey, we are committed to creating and managing a diverse neighbourhood, and have spent over five years working with the community and others to ensure our proposals reflect their ambitions for the area – today and in the future. Continuing this engagement will be a vital component of the next stage in this process.

"Today our site is a largely neglected, fenced off area which provides no homes, facilities, open spaces or significant employment opportunities for the borough.

"With the GLA, Southwark Council and local stakeholders we will work to bring both much needed new homes and the many additional benefits of our proposals to Bermondsey. These include new jobs, a new school, increased local spend, new retail, community and dining areas surrounded by new play and public spaces which together would create a long lasting social and economic legacy for the area."

For more information on the project, visit www.belonginbermondsey.com

08/05/2019 15:36 by Buildington

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