Thousand-home scheme to include London’s fourth tallest block of flats


How the scheme will look when completed

A £600m mixed-use scheme that will have the fourth largest residential tower in London as its centrepiece has been given the green light by Southwark planners.

Galliard Homes and Aviva Investors have teamed up to develop a retail park on the Old Kent Road which will include a 48-storey residential tower designed by Brisac Gonzalez.

More than 1,100 homes will be built as part of the scheme, which will feature a number of new buildings including a 37-storey tower designed by Alan Camp Architects.

The other buildings on the site, ranging from nine to 11 storeys, were also designed by Alan Camp.

The scheme will also include 61,000sq ft of office space and a further 49,000sq ft of retail and leisure space. It will take six years to build.

Southwark is already home to several high-rise residential towers including the 50-storey One Blackfriars, drawn up by Simpson Haugh, and the 43-storey Strata tower, designed by Hamiltons, and the 41-storey South Bank Tower. Originally known as King’s Reach Tower and designed by Richard Seifert, the building was given an extra 11 floors under a design masterminded by KPF.