Student Housing and Leisure Centre
with swimming pool
THANK YOU FOR VISITING DOWNING’S PUBLIC
VIEW FROM SOUTH LAMBETH ROAD
EXHIBITION ON ITS EMERGING PROPOSALS
FOR A MIXED-USE SCHEME INCLUDING
STUDENT HOUSING, SWIMMING POOL AND
A LEISURE CENTRE AT 30-60 SOUTH LAMBETH
The proposals are for accommodation for approximately 580
higher education students in a 32 storey building. The lower
ground floor would feature a 20 metre by 9 metre swimming
pool, situated behind a glass frontage at street-level, with the
Leisure Centre across the ground and first floors.
Currently a waste ground used for car storage, the site
does not maximise its potential. Located adjacent to the
railway lines and opposite Lawn Lane, the site is well-placed
for Vauxhall bus station, the Underground station, railway
station and local shops and services.
We are a commercial property developer based in Liverpool
and we have over £500 million of mixed-use development
schemes. We not only develop and construct our projects,
but operate them upon completion.
Our Broadcasting Place development in Leeds was voted
the World’s Best Tall Building 2010 by the Council on
Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It comprises student
accommodation operated by us for 241 students, together
with teaching space for Leeds Metropolitan University, and
AERIAL VIEW OF THE SITE
a new Baptist church.
The architect for this project, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios,
also designed Downing’s Broadcasting Place development
and won the the Royal Institute of British Architect Stirling
Prize 2008 for excellence in architecture. They have
extensive experience with student accommodation projects
in London, and designed the Westfield Student Village for the
University of London.
THE SITE AT THE MOMENT
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The proposed scheme includes:
• High quality student housing for approximately
SITE PLAN OF 30 – 60 SOUTH LAMBETH ROAD
580 higher education students
• A Leisure Centre
• A swimming pool behind a glazed frontage to
South Lambeth Road
• A Transport for London Barclay’s Cycle Hire
(“Boris Bike”) stand
• A significant amount of internal and external amenity
space for students, including a roof terrace
• Secure bike storage for private bicycles
• Landscaped public amenity space at ground floor
level along South Lambeth Road
• Retention of the access to existing businesses situated
in the railway arches behind the site
• Site access from behind the site via Bondway and Miles
Street, for refuse, deliveries and disabled car parking.
The redevelopment of 30-60 South Lambeth Road would
provide the local community with a number of benefits.
The swimming pool and Leisure Centre would be available
for local residents to use.
We are currently considering how best to make these available
to the local community, as well as to the students who would live
in the development. We are in dialogue with Lambeth Council to
agree how this will work and we would like to hear your views.
The swimming pool is a much-needed local amenity and would
be of great benefit to the area.
GROUND LEVEL VIEW SWIMMING POOL
SOUTH LAMBETH ROAD TODAY
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THE PROPOSED BUILDING WOULD
BE TAPERED TO A MAXIMUM HEIGHT
OF 32 STOREYS (96.5 METRES),
PROVIDING AN ELEGANT ADDITION
TO THE LONDON SKYLINE.
From South Lambeth Road, the swimming pool and Leisure
Centre would be seen behind a glazed frontage, and with
the two separate entrances for the student accommodation
and Leisure Centre this would provide an active and engaging
As the proposals are at an early stage, the building materials
to be used have not been finalised; the draft proposals are
for a concrete frame and attractive cladding, such as light
coloured metal panels.
Students would be provided with both internal and
external amenity space to complement their accommodation.
This would minimise the students’ usage of the nearby parks.
The scheme has been designed to allow them to study,
exercise and socialise within the building itself. The roof
terraces would be fully accessible and would provide a
mix of appropriate seating and planted areas for the
students to enjoy.
With excellent public transport links from Vauxhall, students
would not be allowed to bring their own cars and this is
likely to form part of their tenancy agreements with us. This
would eliminate any overspill parking into neighbouring
streets. The proposals include two disabled car parking
spaces; no other parking will be provided.
As part of our commitment to sustainable methods
of transport, the plans include secure cycle parking
for private bicycles. At ground level adjacent to
South Lambeth Road a TfL “Boris Bike” stand would
PODIUM ROOF TERRACE
The site is well-located for transport links by bus, train,
Underground and by river, and there are cycle lanes in the
surrounding area. Transport for London has rated the site
as having the highest possible Public Transport Accessibility
Level (PTAL), Level 6b “Excellent”.
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THE PLANS IN DETAIL
1. LOWER GROUND FLOOR - 2. GROUND FLOOR -
SWIMMING POOL LEISURE CENTRE AND
3. LEVEL 01 - LEISURE CENTRE 4. FLOOR PLAN –
5. TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN. 6. ROOF LEVEL PLAN.
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CONSENTED AND PROPOSED SCHEMES IN VAUXHALL
30-60 SOUTH LAMBETH ROAD IS
A SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER-UTILISED
It is in a highly accessible location situated within the
Central Activities Zone, and within the emerging tall
building cluster at Vauxhall as identified in the Vauxhall Nine
Elms Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEB OA) Planning
Framework Consultation Draft (published by the Mayor
On this basis, there is a strong policy backing for the
principle of higher density regeneration at the site.
The VNEB OA Planning Framework states that all buildings
in the emerging tall building cluster at Vauxhall should be
LAWN LANE AT DUSK
below 150 metres in height, with the exception of the
180 metre Tower at One St. George’s Wharf, currently
under construction, which will act as a pinnacle for the
cluster from the riverside. At approximately 95 metres in
height (320 feet), this proposal represents a reduction in
height from other tall buildings proposed in the cluster area
including the proposed towers by Kylun on the Vauxhall
Island site, which are 150 metres and 115 metres in height.
Our plans are also in line with Lambeth Council’s
Although our scheme would be visible from a number
of locations, the professional verified surveys we have
undertaken indicate that the scheme would not impact on
the integrity of any protected views, such as those from the
Palace of Westminster World Heritage Site. With award-
winning architects on board, we are confident the scheme
would provide an elegant addition to London’s skyline.
At a more local level, the design of the building has
been carefully considered in consultation with Lambeth
Council, the GLA and CABE, to ensure that we minimise
the impact on and – where possible – enhance local views,
specifically from Vauxhall Park,Vauxhall Spring Gardens and
MILLBANK LAWN LANE
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DECEMBER 21ST 3.00pm MARCH 21ST 2.00pm
Daylight and sunlight has been
considered for the neighbouring
residential properties and
the proposed scheme will
not have any material effect,
with only a limited impact on
a small number of windows.
A comprehensive daylight
and sunlight report will be
submitted with the planning
The shadow impact on Vauxhall
Park from the proposed
building will be minimised
through its slender and tapered
design. It will create some
additional shadowing in the
local area to that already cast
by other buildings. JUNE 21ST 2.00pm JUNE 21ST 5.00pm
The only additional shadowing
over Vauxhall Park will be
limited to the afternoon periods
during the summer months.
Any one area will only be
affected for short periods,
as the shadow will move as
the sun sets.
No additional shadowing
will be caused.
No additional shadowing 5.00pm
will be caused.
JUNE 21ST 7.00pm JUNE 21ST 8.00pm
Key: Yellow Shading -
cast by Downing
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WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING A
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR VAUXHALL.
To achieve this we have designed a scheme that would • Low energy lighting and lighting controls;
achieve a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating, and we will seek to
• Integration of water efficient devices such
achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating. We also expect the scheme to
as dual flush toilets;
achieve carbon reductions of ~25 per cent beyond current
Building Regulations standards. • Leak detection, water metering and flow regulated taps;
To meet these high standards, we have incorporated • Use of recycled materials within the building construction;
a number of environmentally friendly aspects into the
• Use of 100% certified sourced timber e.g. FSC timber;
• Enhanced biodiversity through the provision of a living
• Balanced provision of solid and glazed areas providing
roof and planting on the rooftop terrace;
natural daylight and insulating the building to limit the
need for heating; • Provision of both private bicycle storage facilities
and ‘Boris Bikes’.
• A Combined Heat and Power system, instead
of conventional heating systems;
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WE ARE LOOKING TO SUBMIT A DETAILED liaison officer and 24-hour helpline would be made available
PLANNING APPLICATION TO LAMBETH so that if any problems occur, they are dealt with quickly and
efficiently with minimum inconvenience to site neighbours.
BOROUGH COUNCIL IN AUTUMN 2011
FOLLOWING THOROUGH PRE-APPLICATION We are committed to being a good neighbour and, as the
CONSULTATION WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS future operator of the development we have an ongoing
interest in the area. As part of our planning application, we
AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS. would provide a Construction Method Statement. This would
set out in detail how the construction would take place.
If, as hoped, planning consent is granted in 2012 we aim to
begin construction on site straight away. The scheme would We would ensure that the site is entirely secure, that the
take approximately 24 months to complete, opening in 2014. hoardings look neat and tidy and that the site remains
attractive during clearance and construction.
A Construction Environment Management Plan would
be agreed with Lambeth Council and the construction We are a member of the Considerate Constructors’
process would comply with Lambeth Borough Council and Scheme and would only use other contractors who are
Environmental Health requirements. An on-site community also members.
As part of our commitment to delivering a project that Vauxhall residents
can be proud of, we are asking local residents to suggest names for the
development. The name can be anything, such as a reflection of the local
area’s long history, cultural diversity or geography.
Please submit your suggestions on the feedback form or through any one
of the methods listed below.
We are committed to consulting with local residents in order to ensure that
the scheme is one that benefits Vauxhall.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF WAYS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR
VIEWS ON OUR PROPOSALS:
Please fill out a feedback form available at this exhibition and leave it in the
ballot box provided. You can also leave feedback via our telephone number
on 0207 323 3544, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via post at
Downing, c/o Camargue, 7 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HB.
You can find more information at our blog
This will be kept updated as the proposals progress.
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