Scoping: Towers Up to 36 Storeys near the Old Kent Road

The Berkeley Group has submitted a scoping opinion application to Southwark Council for a residential development just off the Old Kent Road.

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The scheme would replace a series of light industrial units, including a Travis Perkins timber merchant, located south of the Asda and B&Q, in an area traditionally known as North Peckham.

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Berkeley started consultations on the project earlier this year, but little was revealed of the scheme other than plans to include a linear art park along the former route of the Grand Surrey Canal through the site.

This appears to be a feature of the scoping application, which suggests several tall buildings will be along the route of this new park, with the tallest – a 36 storey block – on the intersection with the North-South route through the site.

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The height of the block is somewhat of a surprise, given the location of the scheme quite far from the Old Kent Road, which is presumed to be where most of the new towers will be located.

According to Berkeley’s consultation website, a full application is due by the end of the year.

Existing site photo credit: Apple Maps

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