This is a scheme that reflects the current challenge for London’s under-utilised industrial areas – how to best make use of space to provide more employment opportunities on the one hand, and more homes for local people on the other.
Our proposals for the site (currently under-performing as ‘Burgess Business Park’) include the provision of a rich mix of commercial space at ground floor, with 500 new homes for rent above.
Working with commercial agents CF, as well as local interest groups and affordable workspace and studio providers, we have developed a commercial offer that is specifically tailored to a range of potential occupiers. Small maker-spaces are available for artists and the burgeoning creative community in the area, with larger units designed to accommodate more established organisations.
We also envisage (and have designed to suit) co-working spaces and small businesses, with leisure facilities, including a new café and microbrewery, included to serve the new (and existing) community.
The ground floor environment, with a large central route and a series of ‘yards’ behind the new buildings will create a vibrant and thriving new creative hub for Camberwell, while the new homes will be delivered for both affordable and private rent.