New homes and jobs set for Wandsworth as redevelopment scheme is endorsed


The scheme will provide affordable housing in the borough.


By SWLondoner staff

Hundreds of new home and permanent jobs are set to be created in Wandsworth after the redevelopment of a brewery moved a step closer this week.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles and London Mayor Boris Johnson have both endorsed plans for the redevelopment of the Ram Brewery and confirmed they are happy for the scheme to proceed.

Around 266 construction jobs will be generated when work gets underway on the site, with hundreds more to be created by the opening of nearly 11,000 square metres of office space, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Most of the new homes will be provided in a 36-storey residential tower. Ten per cent will be affordable and will be offered to low income families in the borough.

Wandsworth’s planning chairman, Councillor Nick Cuff, said they were delighted that the scheme has now been endorsed.

“This large town centre site is full of empty buildings and surrounded by high brick walls and locked gates,” he said.

“These proposals will open it up to the public by making it a popular leisure and commercial quarter.

“The developer will also be providing a significant sum of money to help with the possible redesign of the one way system that has the potential to remove thousands of cars and lorries from thundering through the town centre every day.”

The site’s historic buildings will be restored and brought into public use as a new micro-brewery and brewing museum, and the banks of the River Wandle will be opened up.

The scheme was approved by the council’s planning committee in July, subject to the normal legal agreements.

For more information about the scheme visit and key in planning application reference number 2012/5286.

Photo courtesy of  Ewan-M, with thanks

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