New large-scale student build to take place in Lambeth
Plans for the construction of a new project delivering accommodation for more than 1,000 students, a new school, gym, business centre and other amenities has been given the green light by Lambeth Council.
The Westminster Bridge Road development is to be located next to County Hall and Waterloo Station in central London and will overlook both the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament.
Set to be in walking distance of some of the most prestigious universities in London, developer urbanest is keen to get started on the new construction, building on its successes at urbanest Hoxton and Tower Bridge, as well as urbanest Kings Cross that will open this summer.
Designed by award-winning architect AHMM, the scheme will also include 4,000 sq ft of flexible, affordable work space for small local and start-up companies.
The new school at the site will also deliver specialist training in a range of disciplines once complete, including science, IT, art, music and drama, with capacity for up to 700 pupils in total.
Johnny Manns, managing director at urbanest, said: "The mix of student residential, business, education and leisure uses all on one site will provide a welcome boost to the local economy and deliver an important element of the wider regeneration of the Waterloo area.
"Globally, London is one of the major centres for educational excellence and we are sure that urbanest can complement the educational experience."
Elsewhere in the capital, Development Securities is to embark on a new collaboration with Berkshire Investment Capital and Gallions Housing Association for the delivery of up to 200 new flats in Greenwich.
Plans have been submitted to the local council by the consortium, with the project to cover ten acres of the London borough, as well as including specification for a new 100-bedroom hotel.
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