Mount Anvil and Workspace commit to Wandsworth scheme

Posted on by John Cronin

An agreement to develop a mixed-use scheme in Wandsworth that will include speculative office space has been announced.

Wandsworth Business VillageProperty developer Mount Anvil has entered into an agreement with office space provider Workspace Group to develop the £80m Wandsworth Business Village scheme (pictured).

The proposed development on a 2-acre site on Broomhill Road will include 80,000 sq ft of office space along with 209 new apartments, of which 53 will be managed by Octavia Housing Association.

Workspace Group received planning permission for the scheme in 2010 after initially submitting the plans in 2007. Described as a “high-density” development, the scheme will consist of 7 buildings, the tallest being no higher than 16-storeys. Existing buildings on the site that was once a gas mantle factory are to be demolished.

A public consultation was held in advance of the planning decision. Objections were raised relating to the height of the main tower and the imbalance between residential accommodation compared to the smaller area of commercial floor space. The new development gives an increase of approximately 10,000 sq ft of retail and commercial floor space compared to the existing buildings.

Mount Anvil is to fund and manage the redevelopment that is expected to start in April. A target completion date of summer 2014 is scheduled. Workspace will take responsibility of the new business centre and will offer serviced office facilities. Workspace will also retain the overall freehold of the site.

Architects for the scheme are Rolfe Judd. A BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ is expected.

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