21-23 Parkhouse Street receives unanimous planning approval

21-23 Parkhouse Street in London Borough of Southwark, was granted approval with a unanimous vote on the 6th July.

HTA Design were appointed to design a scheme to redevelop an existing warehouse site at 21-23 Parkhouse Street, on the edge of Burgess Park and within a designated ‘Preferred Industrial Location’. The team were appointed on behalf of the Regeneration Team of the London Borough of Southwark, and comprised HTA Design’s architecture, landscape, planning and sustainability teams.

Following extensive resident consultation, and close collaborative working with the Council’s planning department and the GLA, the latest scheme was resubmitted in March 2021. Once delivered the scheme will act as a benchmark for the quality of development coming forward in the surrounding area as part of the wider mixed-use transformation of the Parkhouse Street Industrial Estate into a creative quarter.

The design incorporates a new public realm connecting the scheme to the emerging mixed-use neighbourhood and Burgess Park. The proposal comprises of two buildings: one 5-storey building fronting Parkhouse Street, which provides light-industrial workspace; a part-7/10 storey building facing Burgess Park which provides affordable workspace at ground floor and 33 new homes above, including 16 social rented homes.

Both the residential and the nonresidential spaces are designed to achieve the zero carbon standard as defined by the GLA. The habitable rooms are designed to achieve very high value of daylight and sunlight availability. A Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system is provided to maximise energy efficiency while reducing the risk of overheating. A fully detailed system is designed to provide acoustic mitigations, solar control and tackle overheating. A Life Cycle Assessment has been prepared for the scheme alongside a Circular economy Statement detailing all strategies adopted to reduce embodied carbon and waste.

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