PRP wins detailed planning for 2,532-home Clapham Park masterplan

By PRP – 20 March 2018

PRP has won detailed planning consent for the £1.6bn flagship regeneration of the Clapham Park Estate in Lambeth for Metropolitan. Comprising 2,532 new homes, it is considered to be the largest full detailed planning application of its kind in the UK.

Strategically located between three local centres, Clapham, Brixton and Streatham Hill, the 33 hectare masterplan will create a vibrant, inclusive series of neighbourhoods with safe, secure streets, ample public and private green space, and new community facilities, while also positively maintaining Clapham Park's unique character.

Referencing Sir Thomas Cubitt, who once lived on Clarence Avenue, the masterplan draws inspiration from the neighbouring conservation areas and the historic London mansion block vernacular to create a modern, high-density neighbourhood which maintains the green, leafy and open nature of the Clapham Park community.

The masterplan will offer a variety of housing tenures and typologies to help meet London and Lambeth’s housing requirements, with the proposal facilitating the needs of residents of all ages to create a vibrant, inclusive community. More than half of the homes on the completed estate will be affordable, and one in ten will be wheelchair adaptable.

The project is now capable of immediate implementation. The Greater London Authority has stated that this approach to estate regeneration is “ambitious but fully welcomed.” Local residents have been able to discuss the fine details of the design and the issues that really matter to them during design development of the masterplan throughout the community consultation period.

PRP's masterplanning, architectural, landscape and Development Consultancy teams have all played a part in this significant project.