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Scoping: 16 Storey Tower in Estate Regen in Oval

Lambeth Council has submitted a scoping report for an estate development scheme on the Clapham Road between Oval and Stockwell.

The South Lambeth Estate will be demolished, with the exception of Wimborne House, an eleven-storey Corbusierian slab block of maisonettes. In total 101 flats will be demolished and 104 will be retained.

In place of the 101 demolished flats, 336 will be built bringing on uplift of 235 homes to the estate. The majority of these will be in buildings between 3 and 6 storeys, although a 16 storey tower is proposed.

While the area isn’t in a high rise district, a single council tower block, Holland Rise House, designed by George Finch and 23 storeys tall, lies just across the Clapham Road.

Lambeth plan to submit a hybrid planning application with detailed plans for the first phase of the redevelopment, and outline plans which will require further applications for details on the later phases of redevelopment.


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Written by Sean Spurr

Sean is lead residential researcher at Apartology. He also runs a bookshop.

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  1. “London’s population is growing at 117,500 people per year.

    At 2.4 people per home, we need 49,000 new builds each and every year.”

    Why would assume 2.4 people per home? This does reflect the increased need for homes.

    The majority of the inward bound immigration into London is adults in there 20-30 who will require a home per two people. The outward migration is dominate by couples in with small children and only free up one homes per couple ( not per person). There if have 3 people moving out ( 2 adults and 1 child) and 2 adults moving in then the housing crisis gets worse even though the population appears to be stable. The number of homes need should be significantly less than 2 adults per homes.

    Setting such low targets and repeating them over and over again is continually done by politicians who object to the homes and are happy for the situation to continue.

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