Welcome to the official website for the redevelopment of the Shakespeare Wharf Waste site on Shakespeare Road.
Following extensive engagement with local residents and stakeholders we have made significant changes to our proposal. Click here for more details.
THE CURRENT SITE
The Shakespeare Wharf Waste Site, as it has been historically known, is located on Shakespeare Road. To the west, it is bounded by a row of houses on Shakespeare Road and to the north it is bounded by Derek Walcott Close. To the east and south, the site is bounded by two railway lines. It is currently operated by Norris.
Given its proximity to neighbouring residential properties and its close links to public transport, it is not suitable for a modern day waste use. The establishment of the existing operation was highly controversial and an opportunity now exists to deliver something more appropriate to the local surroundings. We believe the site is more suited to a mixed-use residential-led development in the long-term, which will help Lambeth meet its growing housing need.
Current view of the site entrance
The proposal coming forward will see the existing industrial buildings on the site removed to facilitate a mixed-use redevelopment which will deliver new homes and improved landscaping. Given the immediate surroundings of the site, it is much more suited to residential use than a waste use and our proposals will also significantly improve the public realm for the existing local community.
The project team are working with the Lambeth Council and the local community to work up proposals for around 220 new homes, of which 35% would be classed as affordable housing in line with local planning policy. The site frontage onto Shakespeare Road will be considerably improved, and there will be high-quality, publicly accessible landscaping on the site itself.
Following a period of community engagement, the project team have made significant improvements to the scheme, including reductions in the heights of the proposed buildings and improved landscaping proposals. A summary of the changes that have been made can be viewed by clicking here.
Some initial sketches of the landscaping proposals are shown below.
Proposed landscaping sketches
WHO ARE URBAN & PROVINCIAL?
The proposals are being brought forward by London-based developer Urban & Provincial. Urban & Provincial are a leading real estate developer focused on creating high quality, sustainable, mixed use locations to live and work in.
Urban & Provincial has a track record of delivering high-quality development and more can be found out about the team and the previous schemes we have delivered on our website: https://urbanprovincial.com.
HAVE YOUR SAY
We held a public exhibition on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December, at the Moorlands Community Centre, to display our proposals to the local community. A copy of the boards displayed from the events can be downloaded here.
Having reviewed the feedback from the exhibition and from meetings held with stakeholders, we have made considerable improvements to the proposals that were displayed and a summary can be viewed here. The project team will be submitting a planning application in early 2020.