Hawkins Brown-designed redevelopment of St John’s Hill estate approved by Wandsworth Council

A 500-home scheme in south London designed by Hawkins Brown for developer Peabody has been granted planning permission.

The £120m scheme, a regeneration of Peabody’s St John’s Hill estate, adjacent to Clapham Junction railway station, was approved last week by Wandsworth Council.

The application will now be referred to mayor of London Boris Johnson for final approval.

Hawkins Brown partner David Bickle said: “I am delighted that Peabody has secured planning permission for this estate regeneration.

“The positive decision endorses the hard work, creativity and commitment of the whole team over the past five years and offers new opportunities for residents and the wider community.”

Peabody development director, Claire Bennie, called the project “forward-thinking, much needed and innovative” and thanked the council for its support.

“This major scheme that will see the regeneration and development of 527 homes, with over half dedicated to affordable housing,” she added.

The plans include a mix of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom apartments, a new community “hub” comprising a café, club room, crèche, learning and function rooms, commercial units, generous open space plus 136 car parking spaces and 687 cycle parking spaces.

Peabody plans to start the works as soon as final approvals have been granted, and the first part of the development is vacated.