19   October,   2017

Planning approved to transform former Homebase store in Wandsworth into residential led scheme

DTZ Investors has secured planning permission for a residential-led, mixed use development at Swandon Way in Wandsworth.  Demolition of the existing Homebase store will make way for the construction of three buildings ranging from 8 to 17 storeys.

The scheme designed by Allies and Morrison, consists of 385 residential units, 35% of which will be affordable housing, along with 563 sq m of retail space and 165 sq m of leisure area.

The development will also feature cycle and car parking spaces, community facilities, play space and landscaping. Public realm improvements will also be made, including a contribution towards a new entrance to Wandsworth Town Station and a new pedestrian crossing through Swandon Way to the Thames riverside.

Christian Birrell from DTZ Investors commented: “The scheme provides much needed high-quality housing provision which will make a significant contribution to Wandsworth’s housing target.  A tremendous amount of consideration was given to this scheme and we were able to work closely with the GLA to ensure we delivered a policy compliant scheme which has maximised the density of development on the site”.