Wandle Housing Association completes affordable development
Wandle, the south London housing association has completed its Section.106 affordable homes development designed by Marchini Curran Architects at the Taper Building, 175 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1, providing 38 new homes.
The development was undertaken by Peveril Securities Long Lane and built by Tolent Construction. Pellings, was the consultancy, acting as Employer’s Agent for Wandle.
The development, carried out under an agreement for lease and development contract between Wandle and Peveril, provides 11 homes for shared ownership and 27 homes for social rent, each one carefully designed to be open plan and make the most of light and space.
The buildings are of reinforced concrete frame construction with brick facades at lower level and brick slips above together with flat roofs.
The rented units include three wheelchair accessible flats fitted out to South East London Housing (SELHP) Wheelchair Homes Design guidelines. There are also nine car parking spaces.
The redeveloped site overlooking Leathermarket with views across the River Thames to the City of London, of which the Wandle homes form part, provides 94 residential units in 6, 7 and 8-storey buildings with associated car and cycle parking, landscaping, gymnasium, and podium garden at first floor level with a children’s playing area.
James Green, Partner at Pellings said: “As Employer’s Agent, Pellings worked closely with Wandle to ensure the contractor delivered on the employer’s requirements on a bespoke contract to provide 38 new homes for Londoners; it has been great to be part of the Taper building development delivering affordable housing in the Capital.”
Aidid Dijbril, Wandle’s Development Manager said: “We are pleased to be offering 38 affordable homes for Londoners looking for their first property or new home.
“Wandle is also proud to be working with our Employers Agent, Pellings as well as contractor Tolent in the delivery of more affordable housing in Bermondsey and it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to working in effective partnership with developers across south London.”