South Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Housing Zone
Alongside Peabody and Proctor and Matthews, we have produced a hybrid planning application for the wider development of Abbeywood and South Thamesmead. The overall development, set over four phases, will provide more than 1,600 apartments close to the new Elizabeth Line station at Abbey Wood.
As well as creating new homes, the development will also bring new life to South Thamesmead with approximately 10,000 sqm of commercial retail leisure space - providing jobs, a new public square, a library and flexible community facilities, as well as outdoor activity spaces.
Following the hybrid planning application, we are continuing to work alonside Proctor and Matthews to provide M&E and Acoustic services for the the first phase, the regeneration of the Southmere Village site, which is a 525 unit housing project with a variety of commercial tenancy units at the ground floor. We developed the scheme to provide our client with a robust set of Employers Requirements. One of the planning requirements was to serve the whole site, including the outline planning application sites, with a heat network. We have produced a detailed design for the heat network based on best practice design principals to reduce our clients ongoing operating costs and tenant’s utility bills.
Additionally, we are working with Bisset Adams Architects on the design of a £5m library facility, as a separate-but-related part of the Southmere Site.
We are also working on Southmere Village Phase 2, previously known as Binsey walk. with Karakusevic Carson Architects. This phase will add 30 new dwellings to the Southmere Village site. We are looking to extend the Phase 1 heat network to serve both sites, with the ultimate aim of having low carbon heat supplied from the CORY Riverside Energy from waste facility.