Our Nyes Wharf scheme is the first to get planning on the Old Kent Road


We are the first architects to secure planning on one of the most ambitious and transformational regeneration schemes seeking to deliver 20,000 new homes in Southwark. Our Nyes Wharf scheme is a residential-led, mixed-use development in LB Southwark. 

The 11,600sqm development falls within the Old Kent Road Master Plan (OKR10) and will deliver 153 London Plan compliant new homes, 35% of which will be affordable housing. It includes approximately 1,200sqm of flexible creative SME workspace at ground and mezzanine levels with an opportunity to house local creative industry, one of the key employment uses which currently define the local character. It is the first of the applications to receive approval and sets a key benchmark in meeting London Plan key objectives and is viewed as the exemplar project for OKR10.

The height, bulk and massing has been designed in collaboration with the wider development proposals for the area, with hierarchy of building shoulders consistent with the future neighbouring development. The overall height of the tower at eighteen floors remains at the more modest end of emerging tower proposals for the area. The building also delivers a significant new piece of public realm in contribution to the planned new linear park which loosely follows the path of the old Surrey Canal. 

Glengall Road – neighbouring Nyes Wharf is currently in planning and will provide 181 new homes and flexible creative work space. Retaining elements of the 19th Century industrial façade, the design endorses Southwark’s ambition to retain a hint of the industrial heritage characteristics that are prevalent to this area of London. Geoff spoke about the OKR10 Masterplan at this years’ MIPIM in the LONDON Stand.

Geoff said: “This development is part of a pioneering area of regeneration in London and is borne of the collaboration of designers and developers with a shared vision to meet an ambitious, forward-facing London Borough. We are delighted to have two projects within OKR10 and are particularly pleased with the Nyes Wharf outcome.”

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