Plans in: 26 Storey, 232 Rental Unit Tower in South Lambeth

Lambeth College and Carillion and jointly lodged plans for a new skills college, 184 room hotel and 232 apartments in a 26 storey tower, on their Vauxhall Campus on the borders of Nine Elms and South Lambeth.

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The apartments in the scheme will be largely for the private rented sector, with the other 19 apartments at discount market rent averaging 50% of the local market rates.

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Various affordable offers were considered in the viability assessment, and a private sale scheme would have led to a large affordable housing offer.

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The designs, by 3D Reid, have a lightweight panel design for the tower, with a more solid appearance for the lower rise elements of the residential scheme.

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The hotel utilises a chequerboard pattern, while the skills centre has a more industrial look, with large expressed floor plates between glass facades.

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The site is relatively far from the nearest train station for a tower, although the new Nine Elms station will only be about nine minutes walk away when completed and Stockwell is only about twelve minutes away currently.

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