Homes set to be built opposite area’s grade II-listed gasholders

Connected Living Image - Montford Place  1 Credit - Hawkins Brown (1)

The 139-home scheme will be built on a site currently being used for the Northern Line extension

Hawkins Brown has been given the green light by Lambeth council for a 139-home rental scheme in Kennington on a site currently being used as part of works on the Northern Line extension.

The proposals for Connected Living London (CLL), a partnership between Transport for London and developer Grainger, are located across the road from the area’s famous cluster of grade II-listed Victorian gasholders and a short walk from Oval cricket ground.

Connected Living Image - Montford Place  3 Credit - Hawkins Brown (1)

The site is a short walk from Oval cricket ground

The two-block scheme on Montford Place, approved on Tuesday evening, will include 2,700sq m of light industrial space, with 40% of its studio, one-, two- and three-bed homes being affordable.

CLL said the design featured a range of sustainable credentials, including roof gardens, hedges and bird boxes to provide shelter and roosting sites for birds.

Connected Living Image - Montford Place  2 Credit - Hawkins Brown (1)

The proposals feature 40% affordable homes and 2,700sq m of industrial space, as well as bird boxes to provide roosting sites for the local avian population

The planning win follows Ealing council’s approval for CLL’s 460-home scheme next to Southall station in September.

That development was designed by Assael Architecture and is also located on a TfL site which had been used for storage and associated works for the Elizabeth line.

The two schemes are the first of four lodged for planning by CLL since the partnership was set up in July last year, with the remaining two at Nine Elms and Arnos Grove due to be heard at planning committees in the coming months.

All four include 40% affordable housing and would provide 1,200 new rental homes across the capital if they are all given the go-ahead.

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View of Oval’s 1853 grade II-listed gasholders from Montford Place