First phase set for housing provider's £120m estate regeneration
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Housing provider Peabody has appointed a contractor for the first phase of a £120 million regeneration of its St John’s Hill estate in Clapham Junction.
The total development will be delivered in 3 phases, providing 528 new homes (up from the existing 353) in a mix of one, two, three and four-bed apartments.
The new homes will include 279 units for social rent and 249 for private sale.
Provision has also been made for 13,600 square metres of open space, a new public route from Clapham Junction station to Wandsworth Common, commercial space and a new community hub.
Works are due to begin in the spring, with phase 1 due for completion in the summer of 2016.
John Sisk & Son Ltd, the contractor appointed to deliver the first phase, has committed to providing around 60 new apprenticeships for local people.
Peabody’s development manager at St John’s Hill, Cathy Bacon, said: “We are looking forward to working with Sisk on the regeneration of St John’s Hill, which will bring to life our 21st century vision, and will have a wide reaching, positive impact on the wider community.”
Mike Higgins, John Sisk & Son director (Southern Region), said: “We are delighted to be selected by Peabody to work on this project, which will provide high quality, affordable homes, where people will be proud to live. We have been building excellence for over 150 years, and are proud to work with an organisation with a strong history, and a commitment to building thriving communities across the capital.”