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The new black The city moves south – with the first schemes completing, more projects start on Blackfriars Road

Adventures in Brewtopia The business of beer is booming, with microbreweries focusing on the perfect pint

Mammoth task Certainty at last for development of Delancey’s Elephant & Castle retail centre

Towering success Architectural gems – Southwark’s tall buildings transform London’s skyline

Arch angels Artisan producers at Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus and Maltby Street Market

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Towers, sky & ambition

At Renzo Piano’s The Place, the entire News Corp operation relocates to Sellar’s dynamic business hub of global brands with a strong media flavour


One Tower Bridge A once in a lifetime opportunity

Introducing an exciting new chapter in Southwark The luxury residential development in an unparalleled location presents an abundance of community and business opportunities, including: • 356 luxury private apartments • 70,000 sq ft culture space (options for use include exhibition space, gallery or theatre) • 14 retail & leisure units (ranging from 300-4,851 sq ft) • River fronting restaurants, cafes and bars • Interactive water feature

• Luxury 70 bed ‘Lalit’ hotel in Grade II listed St Olaves with destination bar and dining • New public realm with beautifully landscaped pedestrian boulevards • Private residents facilities include gym & spa, treatment rooms, business lounge, urban golf and state of the art underground car park.

One Tower Bridge is an exceptional place for people to live, work and relax.


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For further information, please call 020 7871 0011 or email onetowerbridge@berkeleygroup.co.uk In the last ten years, the Berkeley Group has invested ÂŁ260 million in the facilities communities need Including ÂŁ1.3m towards healthcare, education, public realm and renewable energy as a result of One Tower Bridge

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sky-high ambition Over the next few years Southwark is set to become the home of some of the most iconic tall buildings in London. With The Shard already built, and amazing new buildings such as One Blackfriars, 240 Blackfriars and One The Elephant rising from the ground, we are embracing the positive change which tall buildings can bring to our borough. Not only do tall buildings help to redefine the geography of a place – no visitor to London can say they do not know where London Bridge is, with The Shard marking its location – they also bring real jobs and growth for the local population. Six hundred Southwark residents have gained long-term work in the construction industry thanks to the various major building projects going on across the borough in the past year. And existing local business can benefit from the increased footfall generated by the amazing new office and residential buildings. Tall buildings can sometimes face local hostility during the planning stage. But once they are built and begin to deliver on their positive promises, local residents become proud and protective of these new additions to their community. World-class buildings by world-class architects marking a new place for Southwark in our world city. That is the reality of this part of London in 2014. Councillor Peter John Leader of Southwark Council

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contents 14 Towers London’s skyline is changing and in Southwark large-scale regeneration is resulting in several striking tall buildings. We look at towers, through the lens of architectural photographer Peter Durant.

04 Contacts Southwark regeneration contact information. 08 News Updates on regeneration projects and initiatives across the borough. 22 Elephant and Castle Change on a massive scale is taking place at the Elephant and Castle.

53 Skills for jobs How Southwark is finding the right skills mix to meet employers’ needs and ensure young people find work. 58 Sitematch A look at the development opportunity offered at Manor Place and Stopford Road.

26 Projects A round-up of development schemes under way or coming soon in Southwark. 34 Blackfriars A new pulse in the heart of the capital. 40 Beer Craft beer is now decidedly cool and some of the best comes from Southwark’s microbreweries. 50 Housing Southwark Council’s strategy – with planned investment of as much as £2.4 billion in new homes – has been mapped out.

45 Spa Terminus Tucked away under Bermondsey’s rail arches, some of the city’s most innovative artisan food and drink producers are transforming this distinctive corner of Southwark into a new culinary destination. Photography by David Tothill.

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Opportunity knocks

Newly settled Princess Anne opened the Shepheard Epstein Hunter-designed Blackfriars Settlement (right) in December. The multi-purpose community centre features a hall, meeting and computer rooms, a cafe and classrooms as well as 15 new affordable homes.

All ad sea Advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather has taken 20,371sq m of Sea Containers House on the South Bank, occupying the entire north building. The agency will move from Canary Wharf towards the end of 2014, to begin the 25-year lease. 08 issue 11 spring 2014

Two Southwark neighbourhoods have been identified as opportunity areas in revisions to the London Plan. Canada Water has the potential to provide 3,500 new homes and 2,000 jobs by regenerating infill sites with mixed-use schemes. The London mayor’s report said: “Subject to retail demand, Canada Water may evolve to become a major town centre. The scope for a substantial increase in the minimum new homes target and employment capacity should be explored,” adding planned King’s College developments could lead to a “science cluster”. The Old Kent Road corridor is an opportunity area, thanks to its potential for growth in homes and businesses, and its proximity to central London. The area has “significant potential” for at least 2,500 new homes and the possible creation of 1,000 new jobs.


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Here is the news Media giant News Corp has signed a 30-year lease for The Place (right), a 38,700sq m office building in London Bridge Quarter, home to The Shard. Some 3,500 London employees of the news and publishing business – including News UK (owner of The Times, Sunday Times and Sun newspapers), Dow Jones, and HarperCollins – will move in during summer 2014. London Bridge Quarter was developed by Sellar Property and State of Qatar, and designed by Renzo Piano. Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick said: “This move will bring all our Londonbased staff together in one space. The new, open environment provides a solid foundation for our European business as we aggressively develop our digital platforms.” News UK and its three newspapers are currently based in Tower Hamlets. HarperCollins will make The Place its London headquarters, while keeping offices in Scotland and Yorkshire.

Fairytale ending Story, the £2 million restaurant created on the site of a disused public toilet, has become Southwark’s first eaterie to win a Michelin star in the 2014 issue of the foodie bible. The Bermondsey restaurant is home to chef Tom Sellers, and focuses on British produce, presented in a playful, story-telling way, with such dishes as the ‘three bears porridge’. southwarkmagazine.com

Top of the class Newlands School in Peckham, designed for children needing special educational support, has won a British Construction Industry award, being named best building project in the £3-5 million category. The 3,175sq m new-build school, which officially opened in early 2013, is for 70 teenage boys who are experiencing behavioural, emotional or social difficulties. Designed by Wright & Wright Architects in consultation with teachers, governors and students, it includes facilities for sport, design, construction, hospitality and catering, art and the performing arts, alongside specialist teaching focused on literacy and numeracy. issue

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BMX bandits Book building Construction of Camberwell’s new library began in March. It is set to open in early 2015. The two-storey building will feature areas for adults, children and young people, along with public access computers on the ground floor, with study area and meeting rooms on the first. Landscaping will enhance the new building, facing Camberwell Green, with repaving, new trees, seating, lighting improvements and a shared surface to the road directly to aid pedestrian access. Planning permission was conditional on improving the site’s biodiversity. The library is part of an £11 million Camberwell regeneration programme, which also includes the green, the streets and pocket spaces, shaped by initiatives set out in the supplementary planning document.

Peckham: gateway to the south The area around Peckham Rye will be regenerated via the £25 million Peckham Gateway project, jointly funded by Southwark Council, the GLA and Network Rail. The proposed redesign will reinstate the original square in front of the Grade II-listed building, covered for 80 years by buildings, making the area around the station cleaner and safer. Tom Higginson, Network Rail’s director of planning and land services, said its investment was “helping to drive regeneration, boost the local economy and support existing and new local businesses”. 10 issue 11 spring 2014

A state-of-the-art BMX track opened in Burgess Park in August 2013 as part of the Olympic legacy. The £1.1 million track is home to Peckham BMX Club, one of the country's top teams. Former Peckham rider and Olympian Tre Whyte said the new track would draw a new generation to BMX. He said: "I started

out training at the Peckham track, so I know what this means to the club and to young people in the area. "Personally, it would have been amazing to have such a facility when I was growing up and I'm proud that the borough I grew up in is investing in it in such a major way." The track meets national standards.

Nunhead centre on track Nunhead’s new community centre gained planning consent in September and the project is now out to tender, with construction expected to start in spring. The 307sq m, two-storey Nunhead House – developed in consultation between the council, AOC Architecture, residents’ group Nunhead's Voice and the community – will provide a resource accessible to all,

centred around a social space. The lowenergy building has been designed to be adaptable to both current and future needs. The residential element of the site will be sold to a developer. Housing will include a four-storey, corner block of six maisonettes and flats, a terrace of six four-bedroom family homes and a pair of three-bedroom family homes.


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Out of the box Fifty recycled shipping containers will soon provide low-cost business and retail space for creative and startup companies on the old Heygate estate, under plans drawn up by Southwark Council and developer Lend Lease. The temporary Artworks Elephant project, which received planning permission in December 2013, will be “vibrant and interesting”, according to Lend Lease, and has been designed to bring life and activity to the area and to act as an incubator for entrepreneurs. It is hoped that many of the retailers and businesses that join will eventually take permanent space along the brand new high street on Walworth Road and Heygate Street, that will be created as part of Lend Lease’s £1.5 billion regeneration project. Pascal Mittermaier, Lend Lease’s project director for Elephant and Castle, said: “Artworks Elephant will break down barriers and encourage people to spend money and time here.”

The Peckham and Nunhead area action plan sets out improvements in the two towns over the next 15 years. Southwark Council is developing a Peckham and Nunhead area action plan, which sets out improvements for the towns over the next 15 years. A supplementary planning document regarding development on the Blackfriars Road, was approved by the council’s cabinet in January. This provides guidance on implementing policies set out within the London Plan, Core Strategy and Southwark Plan, to ensure development takes place in a co-ordinated way.

Angel award for pub London’s first co-operatively owned pub, the Ivy House in Nunhead, has won an English Heritage Angel Award. The 1930s pub, with its rare, original interior, closed in 2012 and had faced redevelopment or even demolition. But locals joined forces, invested in a community-interest company, and fought to have the building listed as the first 'asset of community value' in the country.

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King’s crowns Canada Water

Southwark Council has sold a Georgian building for almost £3 million, to fund the construction of new council homes. The pair of houses at 21 and 23 Park Street, Borough, totalling 511sq m, sold for £710,000 above the £2.25 million reserve price. Although the building needs extensive repair and refurbishment, it is close to The Shard and Bankside, so is in a prime part of a borough where house prices have risen by almost 10% over the past year. Built by the Anchor Brewery in 1820 for its managers and directors, the Grade II-listed property was owned for a time by brewer Courage before passing to Southwark Council, which used it for housing stock. The authority said the recent sale would serve to fund approximately 20 new council homes.

Southwark Council has approved King’s College London’s plans to develop the former Mulberry Business Park at Canada Water. The scheme – comprising 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units, a health care centre and landscaped public space – was granted planning permission in September 2013. Council leader Peter John said the university is renowned and respected. “This supports our aspirations to create a vibrant town centre for Canada Water and opens doors to the potential for a new campus at Harmsworth Quays.”

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Blackfriars homes boost Linden Homes’ plans to redevelop a key site along Blackfriars Road, between Pocock Street and Surrey Row, have been approved by Southwark Council. The scheme, Blackfriars Road Central, will replace the existing pub, mansion block and garages on the site with 86 apartments, including 27 affordable homes, along with retail and commercial units at ground level, and retaining one of the cafes on the original site. The roads around the site are set to be improved with public realm and landscaping work. Up to 100 construction jobs are anticipated to be created, as well as 20 further long-term jobs. Linden Homes has agreed a £900,000 package of Section 106 contributions which will go toward benefiting the local community.

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Addressing pressing local and global challenges around climate change, housing, health, employment and crime.

A brand new park for Elephant & Castle


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THE REDEVELOPMENT OF ELEPHANT & CASTLE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORLD. SITUATED IN LONDON’S ZONE 1, IT OFFERS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM A CENTRAL AREA OF A MAJOR WORLD CITY. BUT AT LEND LEASE, WE’RE DETERMINED IT SHOULD BE MORE THAN THAT: AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM THINKING ABOUT URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AND WHAT IT CAN ACHIEVE – NOT ONLY ON A LOCAL SCALE, BUT ON A GLOBAL ONE. So as well as building nearly 3,000 new homes and central London’s largest new park for over 70 years in the heart of Elephant & Castle, we’re also seeking to use the scale, location and profile of our project to address pressing local and global challenges around climate change, housing, health, employment and crime.

And construction is only the start. As well as the new homes, we’re also building 50 shops and restaurants and modern offices on site, and each of these will create employment opportunities in their own right. They’ll also add up to a broader economic boost to the neighbourhood, enticing people in to live, to work and to visit.

For example, during construction we will create over 5,000 new jobs, and we are investing heavily to ensure that as many of these as possible go to local Southwark residents.

This is just one element of what we call the Elephant Effect: the broad and enduring legacy of benefits that our project will deliver for Elephant & Castle and the local community. If you want to find out more about the positive change we are delivering visit www.elephantandcastle.org.uk

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London’s skyline is changing. From vantage points around the city, the eye is drawn towards Southwark, where outstanding contemporary buildings make a bold statement about the aspirations of Southwark Council, working in partnership with developers and architects to transform its neighbourhoods, creating homes and jobs. Photography by architectural specialist Peter Durant (CGIs are supplied by architects or developers) 14 issue 9 summer 2012


the shard Western Europe’s tallest building transforms the London Bridge area. Location: 32 London Bridge Street Architect: Renzo Piano Developer: Sellar Property Group Contractor: Mace Type of use: Mixed-use Net area: 110,000sq m Height: 87 storeys Status: Completed

360 London This cathedral of a residential tower in Newington Butts at the Elephant and Castle, is built for rent and will also house the new Southwark Playhouse. Location: Churchyard Row Architect: Lord Richard Rogers of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Developer: First Base Contractor: Mace and Essential Living Type of use: Mixed tenure Number of units: 470 Height: 44 storeys Status: Due to begin during 2014

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ONE Blackfriars A rare opportunity to live on the River Thames – a signature tower in the new urban quarter on the south side of Blackfriars Bridge. Location: 1 Blackfriars Road Architect: Ian Simpson Architects Developer: St George London Contractor: Laing O’Rourke Type of use: Residential Number of units: 273 Height: 52 storeys with low-rise buildings Status: Under construction

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one the elephant Transforming the Elephant and Castle – this will be one of the country’s most sustainable and energy efficient places to live. Location: Elephant and Castle Architect: Squire and Partners Developer: Lend Lease Contractor: Lend Lease (main) Type of use: Residential Number of units: 284 Height: 37-storey tower and four-storey pavilion Status: Under construction

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240 Blackfriars A prestigious office building with views of the Thames, designed as BREEAM excellent with superb transport links – and predictably, strong pre-let interest. Location: 240 Blackfriars Road Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Developer: Great Portland Estates Contractor: Mace Type of use: Office Number of units: 20 Height: 19 storeys Status: Completion 2014

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Sellar canada water This mixed-use scheme of five buildings will create a new neighbourhood to transform the heart of Rotherhithe, close to Canada Water’s Jubilee line station. Location: Canada Water sites C and E Architect: David Chipperfield Architects, Maccreanor Lavington, Claus en Kaan Architecten Developer: Sellar Developments / Notting Hill Housing Contractor: To be appointed Type of use: Mixed-use Number of units: 1046 Height: 5-40 storeys Status: Consent granted November 2013

ludgate house & sampson house Phased redevelopment of two office blocks into a mixed-use scheme, establishing a new urban quarter. Location: Blackfriars Road south side Architect: PLP Architecture Developer: Carlyle Group Contractor: To be appointed Type of use: Mixed-use Number of units: 492 Height: 5-48 storeys Status: Consent granted, work to take place in phases, as existing leases expire

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The View from The Shard

London Bridge Quarter is an iconic 2 million sq ft development located at one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs. At its heart is The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building and first truly mixed-use vertical town, comprising visitor attraction The View from The Shard, exclusive residences, a world-class office complex, premium restaurants and the UK’s first Shangri La Hotel. London Bridge Quarter is also home to a new boutique retail arcade and the magnificent office building, The Place, soon to be the new headquarters to News UK – the media group comprising The Times, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Sunday Times, the Sun and Harper Collins. As part of the project, LBQ Ltd has redeveloped the existing London Bridge station concourse, public realm and bus terminus and developed programmes and funding to support community projects and employment in Southwark. When complete, London Bridge Quarter will employ over 12,500 people and attract over a million new visitors to its viewing galleries, restaurants, offices and hotel each year.

London Bridge Quarter is owned by the State of Qatar and Sellar. www.londonbridgequarter.com www.the-shard.com www.theplacelondon.com

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Mammoth task Regeneration on a vast scale will never please everyone. The ÂŁ3 billion scheme to transform the Elephant and Castle has supporters and detractors. Southwark Council continues to negotiate a path through conflict to consultation and compromise, looking out for community interests and pulling in some blue chip investors along the way. Estates Gazette markets editor, Noella Pio Kivlehan, reports

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right: The tower at Lend Lease’s One The Elephant development. city living: Panoramic views from One The Elephant.

Watch elephants walk and see them move with slow, cumbersome strides. Always travelling with others, the majestic creatures heave their bulk at such a slow pace that the observer may wonder how this heavyweight herd of animals will reach its destination. Then, something happens that startles the herd, it picks up pace and gallops to the end. This is about African and Asian elephants. But, it could just as easily refer to London’s elephant. Years in the planning, with a 15-year development timescale, the £3 billion regeneration of Elephant and Castle in Southwark has navigated different ownerships, major planning battles and resistance by some residents to leave their homes. Just as the elephant slowly makes its way to the watering hole, so too is the Elephant and Castle development coming together. Brookfield Europe’s 43-storey Strata residential building was one of the first to be completed in 2009, followed by English Partnerships and First Base’s nine-storey Printworks. In December, the controversial 41-storey Eileen House was granted planning permission, while other projects going ahead include the 284-unit One The Elephant, and southwarkmagazine.com

235-unit Trafalgar Place, both by developer Lend Lease, a new leisure centre, a renewed Walworth Town Hall, and Delancey’s 373-unit Phase 1 South Village. Delancey bought the – icon or eyesore? – Elephant & Castle shopping centre in December (see overleaf ). When completed in 2028, regeneration will have created an estimated 5,000 new jobs, with around 4,000 homes and 45,000sq m of retail space. Progression on the project is welcomed at Southwark Council, which had been criticised for the pace of regeneration. “The council is really pleased with the progress because we have cranes on the skyline, to demonstrate things happening on the ground,” says Jon Abbott, the Elephant and Castle’s project director for Southwark Council. He adds: “Much of the criticism was about the lack of progress – now we have visible evidence of it.” Finally, the demolition of the 40-year-old Heygate estate has begun. “Lend Lease went on-site to start demolition in September. Heygate will be cleared by the end of the year,” says Abbott. In December, the battle for another part of the Elephant and Castle jigsaw was solved

when London mayor Boris Johnson gave planning to Oakmayne’s Eileen House for offices, 335 homes, retail, and public realm. The issue in the application was the scheme’s location beside the Ministry of Sound nightclub. A five-year campaign saw 50,000 people sign a petition against the project, fearing new residents would complain about the noise and affect the club’s 24-hour licence. Resolution was reached between the developer and the club’s owners, and planning consent granted. So sensitive was the dispute that an Oakmayne spokesperson was only able to say: “At this time our client is not commenting or providing any further information on the project.” Given the scale and location of Elephant and Castle’s regeneration, such concerns would arise. As Abbott says: “There is nothing really of this scale in transport zone one. Developers see it as being zone one but with land and property prices below the norm. There’s the chance for sales growth, which is why they see it as being an exciting area.” Compromise was necessary to ensure the scheme gets developed. Southwark Council had to move residents in order to get issue

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started but it has pledged to replace all the affordable housing. Lend Lease’s One The Elephant required compromise for community benefit. Councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet lead on regeneration, says: “There’s no affordable housing in One The Elephant – but it’s making a big financial contribution towards building our new leisure centre, next to the tower. “It was a good compromise because we are producing affordable housing elsewhere. Most schemes deliver affordable housing but some make contributions to other important community infrastructure. “A leisure centre is a big one – the old leisure centre had a swimming pool which had to be closed to the public for 10 to 12 years when the roof fell in. “So, this development replaces the whole leisure centre with a much improved building. It will open in 2015 and is really coming out of the ground now,” says Colley. The council pledges the Heygate rehousing programme will deliver 536 affordable new homes, of which 419 will be provided at target rent. Former Heygate residents will have priority for occupation. Walworth Town Hall unintentionally become part of Southwark’s regeneration programme after the historic building was gutted by fire last March. The council has pledged to rebuild to its ‘high level vision’ for the new building that will include, according to the consultation document “an enhanced Newington Library space, a space for the display of the Cuming collection and potentially a Southwark museum and a flexible space for a variety of purposes.” The council’s plans for the project received 94% support in the consultation process. Just as the African and Asian elephants eventually reach their destinations, so too will Southwark’s own elephant. The area will become more popular, as developments and improved transport make it more attractive. The Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London’s (TfL) agreement to provide a new Northern line station with escalators will transform one of the two Elephant and Castle tube stations. There is also commitment for a scheme to ‘peninsularise’ the northern roundabout, closing one arm and joining the shopping centre with the roundabout, to create a new public space and arrival point. Colley says: “Funded by a mix of GLA funding with developer contributions from S106 and community infrastructure levy, these projects will help also to transform perceptions of the Elephant and Castle and its notorious roundabouts. The plans include closing subways and introducing surface 24 issue 11 spring 2014

Phase 1 south village: Delancey’s 373-unit scheme.

“these projects will help also to transform perceptions of the Elephant and Castle”

level pedestrian crossings and crucially, improvements to cycle lanes.” A six-week consultation process was under way as Southwark went to press in March, with TfL expecting to start on-site in 2015. Longer term, the council is in the earliest stages of discussion with TfL on the Bakerloo line extension, which could help to transform the Old Kent Road. “But getting all the different elements together was a challenge,” says Colley. “But it’s one that Southwark Council is up for,” she adds. ❚

Famous or infamous? Europe's first covered mall, opened in 1965, the Elephant & Castle shopping centre was voted by readers of London’s Evening Standard newspaper as one of the capital's ugliest buildings. Painted pink and never a looker, the centre has seen several owners. In December 2013, Key Property Investments, a joint venture between St Modwen Properties and Salhia Real Estate, which owned the centre since 2002, sold it to Delancey. “Delancey taking the centre on is really exciting and they are absolutely committed to redeveloping it, so the uncertainty as to whether it was to be refurbished or developed is gone. They are clear – 'we have bought it with the absolute intention of redeveloping it'

– and they want to provide more retail on the site,” says Jon Abbott, Southwark Council's project director for Elephant and Castle. As the area is a cultural melting pot, Southwark Council is keen that new retail development is a mix of high street names and local retailers. “We recognise there are some good things about the current shopping centre, particularly the Latin-American businesses, which bring a uniqueness to the area and we need to think about how they can be retained and incorporated into the redevelopment,” says Abbott. “It's getting that balance right: we want to provide a better offer for the people here and also keep the positive character of the area.”


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While regeneration continues to transform the Elephant and the Aylesbury, area action programmes are under way to improve neighbourhoods, students and culture take over Southwark’s old town hall – and Blackfriars begins to take shape as a boulevard

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Aylesbury estate Southwark Council has selected Notting Hill Housing as its preferred development partner for the huge task of delivering the rest of the regeneration of the 28.5-ha Aylesbury estate, one of the largest projects the capital has ever seen. The project will provide 3,500 new homes over the next 20 years, with a minimum of 50% affordable homes, with 75% for social rent, and 25% to be shared ownership or shared equity. The number of homes will increase from the current 2,400 to 4,200 over the next 20 years, with at least 30% of them having three bedrooms or more. It will also create 1,400 new local jobs and apprenticeships, 350 within the first five years. The first development area will include a community building, to be let at peppercorn rent, new open spaces, including a children’s play space and youth recreation space, and 50 affordable extra care homes for residents with long-term conditions or disabilities. To involve local people in the design of the project, the council established a focus group including residents and key stakeholders, and carried out consultation exercises and open days where people could express their views on community facilities and the use of open spaces. Councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration at Southwark Council, said: "Southwark Council’s long planned regeneration of Aylesbury estate has been led by and for local people, who experience first-hand its positive merits, its vibrancy and also its challenges. We support and share residents’ determination to drive forward this complex project with the potential to improve the wellbeing of this tight-knit Walworth community for many years to come.” Meanwhile, Site 7, the current phase of regeneration, is under way. Demolition started in January 2014, after six months of disconnections and asbestos removal, and both concrete-framed buildings were taken down. Construction of the new Harvard Gardens development, which will provide 147 new homes, (including 76 affordable homes) will start in March 2014 and be completed by 2015. Already complete is phase 1a – comprising Hitard Court, Totters Court, Ruskin Walk and Burgess Terrace – with all 261 modern, highspec, sustainable new homes already occupied by residents. Almost five times as many homes were built in this phase as demolished, and more than half of these are affordable housing.

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Southwark Town Hall The former Southwark Town Hall is set to be transformed by developer Alumno into a theatre, cafe and artists’ studios, along with 149 rooms of student accommodation, a student common room and a roof terrace. The artists’ studios on the ground and lower ground floors, for use by students and local artists, will create jobs and investment opportunities, while the cafe gallery, for both students and the public, is earmarked to be run by a local arts and community organisation. The 1930s facade and main structure of the building on Peckham Road will be refurbished, retaining significant features. The site to the rear, currently occupied by Theatre Peckham, which offers affordable performing arts classes to three to 18-yearolds, will include a new home for the theatre with dedicated rehearsal space and a larger auditorium, two new studios, a box office, new visitor facilities, offices and an entrance foyer. The site will also include new public space

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to the rear of the building, providing improved access to the Sceaux Gardens estate. Alumno had previously worked with the neighbouring Camberwell College of Arts to redevelop neighbouring Georgian buildings into student accommodation. The town hall used to be Southwark Council’s main office building and council chamber. Most council staff have moved into 160 Tooley Street, near London Bridge. Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration and corporate strategy, said: “Southwark is home to three universities and has a thriving student population which helps make our borough a vibrant and interesting place to live – those students need somewhere affordable to live. Purpose-built student accommodation can also help take pressure off the general rental market.” To represent the needs of students on the site, Alumno worked with Chelsea College of Art and Design to develop the interior of the new development.


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far left: The 1930s facade and main structure of the former Southwark Town Hall will be refurbished. left: New public space to the rear of the town hall.

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Ludgate House & Sampson House A critical part of Blackfriars’ regeneration – the Ludgate and Sampson mixed-use scheme, also known as 245 Blackfriars Road – has gained planning permission. With 87,000sq m of homes, 42,000sq m of offices, 2,300sq m of retail and 1,700sq m of cultural space, the nine-building cluster ranges in height from five to 48 storeys. The scheme will also include 3,200sq m of new open space including two new east-west routes and a public square, opening up the area to both the river and the Tate Modern cultural quarter, while creating a link to the new Blackfriars station. Developer Carlyle Group claims that the scheme will create 492 new homes and jobs for more than 3,700 people. The 2.1-ha site currently contains two office buildings, the railway line, and the railway arches, and work will be phased as leases expire, meaning construction could last from 2015 until early 2023. Carlyle Group managing director Mark

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Harris said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly regenerate and reinvigorate a large, important and extremely well located but underutilised site, right on the River Thames. “We plan to replace the existing impermeable block structures with a new, highly accessible urban quarter complete with new residential, retail and office facilities, as well as cultural centres and large new public spaces right on the riverbank.” The scheme will also support the council’s housing programme by generating £65 million for affordable housing, part of Southwark’s pledge to build 11,000 new council homes over the next 30 years. Councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “It makes economic sense to use our successful developments to fund thousands of new, genuinely affordable homes in the borough rather than the much smaller number of affordable homes that would otherwise be built on-site.”


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left: New cultural centres and large public spaces will be created as part of the Ludgate and Sampson scheme. below: One Blackfriars, the 52-storey, glass-clad tower on the south side of Balckfriars Bridge.

One Blackfriars On the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, the new riverside quarter One Blackfriars has broken ground. When completed in 2017, the development will provide a mix of residential, commercial and retail space, dominated by a 170m-tall, glass-clad, fin-shaped tower, with its cantilevered floor slabs continually increasing in size between levels three and 31, then decreasing to the top. The 52-storey tower, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, will become part of the cluster of new tall buildings at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge, an important city axis into Southwark. It will contain 271 apartments, restaurants and bars, and a viewing lounge on the 32nd floor, attaining Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, with a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’. A 152-bedroom boutique hotel will be housed in an adjacent five-storey block, while a two-storey block will house retail units and a spa.

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Canada Water A new town centre with a landmark tower and 1,046 new homes are coming to Canada Water. Planning permission has been granted for Sellar Developments’ scheme, to be designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Maccreanor Lavington and Claus en Kaan Architecten, will also include 4,000sq m of retail space as well as cafes, restaurants and an art-house cinema. The site – close to CZWG’s award-winning library – will redevelop an existing Decathlon megastore, and includes 67 studio flats, 327 one-bed units, 446 two-bed units, 192 threebeds and 14 four-bed units, as well as new public open space, a community sports facility and health centre and a new 10,000sq m Decathlon store. The scheme will complete in 2023.

Peckham town centre Southwark Council is planning a regeneration programme for the heart of Peckham. Building on the area’s unique character, the plans aim to create a safe and appealing town centre, with new homes, more nonresidential space and permanent spaces for the creative industries. The project will be led by new public realm designs to make the most of the area’s attractive historic buildings, diverse community and arts sector to give people reasons to shop, visit and stay in the town centre, with an improved range of retail, food

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and drink and social outlets on the high street. The 10-year programme will include eight development sites in the Peckham and Nunhead area action plan, address some of the social issues affecting the area and help achieve many of the council’s wider health, educational attainment, and economic wellbeing objectives. The programme will start with community engagement activities during the spring and summer, to demonstrate support for the programme across all sectors of the community.


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Blackfriars Boulevard

Slap bang in the centre of London, a neglected street has the potential to change into one of only a few wide boulevards in the capital. With landmark buildings being constructed, showcasing striking contemporary architecture, Blackfriars Road is establishing a vital new artery in the heart of the city. Colin Marrs reports Developers are waking up to the potential of London’s Blackfriars Road: perhaps no other central London street is seeing as much redevelopment activity. Not somewhere people have chosen to hang around for long, things in this corner of the capital are changing – thanks to Southwark Council’s innovative approach and proactive thinking on the part of local landowners. Blackfriars Road is a mere stone’s throw from the cultural mecca which is the South Bank, home to internationally-renowned venues including the Tate Modern, National Theatre, National Film Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery. But it is only recently that visitors to the street may have got a sense of the exciting arts offer on the doorstep. Cabinet member for regeneration and corporate strategy, Councillor Fiona

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Colley, says: “There is a legacy of pretty nasty old sixties buildings on the road, many of which were data recovery centres for the City of London. Because these were mostly empty, it sucked the life out of the area.” Early signs of a revitalisation followed the opening of Southwark tube station in 1999, which improved the area’s connectivity and encouraged visitors. A trickle of redevelopment followed, but then stalled during the recession. However, recent years have seen investors flocking back, with the road experiencing a veritable torrent of planning applications and development activity. Two years ago, to help co-ordinate the area’s regeneration, the council convened a group of local landowners. Its approach was not based on formal masterplanning but relied on dialogue and trust to help reach a unified

vision for the boulevard. This co-operation resulted in an event organised last summer showcasing the street to potential occupiers, both business and residential. The group, which includes a number of internationally-renowned development firms, also threw its considerable influence behind council efforts to promote Blackfriars Road at a senior level within the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. Chris Horn, director of consultancy Horn Associates, which is working with Barratt Homes in the area, says: “The landowner group gives tremendous confidence to anyone promoting a planning application in the area. The revitalisation of Blackfriars Road is almost a triumph of public sector co-ordination.” The group’s lobbying also contributed to announcement in November 2013 by London mayor Boris Johnson that the road will form part of a new cycle route, largely segregated from traffic, running from King’s Cross to the Elephant and Castle. Details are still being drawn up, but a CGI (below) of the proposals shows a completely segregated stretch with space for motor traffic reduced to a single lane in each direction. While the initial wave of activity at the north end of Blackfriars Road continues, developers are already spotting the potential

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page 34: 240 Blackfriars Road, to complete in summer 2014. This page: Novotel hotel at 46 Blackfriars Road. opposite: The landmark development at One Blackfriars, by St George.

of investment opportunities at the southern end. The area around St George’s Circus provides a crucial link to the regeneration scheme focused on the Elephant and Castle, and an opportunity to breathe life back into an underused area. London South Bank University (LSBU), which has in its previous forms had a presence in the area since 1892, has just completed a 3,100sq m scheme around the circus to 36 issue 11 spring 2014

create a business centre. The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation has brought back into use a collection of Grade II-listed buildings acquired by the university in the 1990s, along with 600sq m of new buildings. The development is aimed at providing space for businesses spun out of the activity at the institution, along with some retail space. Roger Tukes, head of development at LSBU, says: “In some parts you can rent a desk in an

open-plan office, and other parts have office space for multiples of six people. “The scheme is built on the principle of giving graduates somewhere to go once they leave university, to start businesses based on their training. But it is also open to others.” An adjacent scheme, being built by Barratt Homes, is aimed at “restoring the missing quadrant of St George’s Circus”, at the corner with Borough Road, according to Horn. The


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“Blackfriars Road continues to draw interest from all sectors in the business world” developer is currently in negotiations with the council as to the planning details, with the aim of building a tower block to provide around 350 new homes, along with shops and small business units. The scheme also aims to provide two public spaces, to better connect the area and in which to host public events. A team of high-profile architects has been employed to design the scheme, which Horn says will help reinvigorate the area around the circus at the southern end of Blackfriars Road. He says: “At the moment there is a rather barren and harsh environment. Barratt will be contributing to public realm improvements that could also see a widening of the pavement to allow continental-style cafe seating.” And activity at the northern end of the road, where it meets Blackfriars Bridge, continues unabated. In October, US asset manager Carlyle Group was granted permission for a 1.4 million square feet residential and office regeneration project on the south bank of the River Thames. The scheme will see around 490 homes, 3,700 jobs, with new office space, open spaces, retail and cultural buildings. Mark Harris, managing director at The Carlyle Group, says: “This site gives us the flexibility and opportunity to deliver a large-scale and world-class destination on the South Bank with homes, office and retail in an area becoming increasingly desirable for businesses, workers and residential users alike.” And on the other side of the road, work has southwarkmagazine.com

started on One Blackfriars, a new riverside quarter. The regeneration, by developer St George will provide a mix of residential, commercial and retail properties. This landmark development is set to offer 274 apartments as well as a 152-bedroom boutique hotel in a 170m tower. Judith Salomon, strategic planning and communities director at St George, says the firm got involved partly because of the broader regeneration agenda pushed by the council. She says: “We found the officers to be incredibly proactive and supportive – they are no pushovers but they match a strong vision with pragmatism.” Great Portland Estates is upbeat about the reaction to its Allford Hall Monaghan Morris-designed 240 Blackfriars Road, as development manager Warwick Hunter says: “Blackfriars Road continues to draw interest from all sectors in the business world and therefore draws attention from property investors and developers looking to capitalise on the growing reputation and credibility of the South Bank. Recent letting activity from a range of occupiers, from the legal sector to fashion and media, reinforces the view that Blackfriars and the immediate environment can offer something unique and inspiring. “240 Blackfriars Road is due to complete in the next quarter and we are delighted to see the building leasing so successfully.” And the list goes on – Development Securities recently secured an option

to redevelop a site next to Southwark underground station for an office led development; Linden Homes has been given permission to build a 10-storey block of 87 homes further south; while there are discussions to redevelop a site on Union Street as an arts venue and residential block. The Music Box is a joint application by the London Centre for Contemporary Music (LCCM), Sherwood Property Holdings and Taylor Wimpey Central London. The proposal is to create a new home for LCCM and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in a new, seven-storey building designed by SPPARC Architecture. The building is set to include high-end residential accommodation and on-site affordable housing and plans also involve the redevelopment of Octavia House, including garages and substation to the rear and adjoining Network Rail land to create a 14-storey building. These new buildings will join some of the successful schemes which kicked off the recent building boom in the area, including the brace of hotels – Novotel and Ibis, completed by McAleer & Rushe at 46-49 Blackfriars Road. As a result of the employment programme developed in partnership with local agencies and the hotel operators, 14 unemployed Southwark residents and three from Lambeth are now employed by the hotels, which have an ongoing commitment to find local employees. McAleer & Rushe property director Stephen Surphlis says: “This £73 million scheme was undertaken by McAleer & Rushe Group as developer and contractor, with funding provided by Commerz Real. It comprises two hotels – a 4-star Novotel and a 2-star Ibis. Securing Accor as tenant for 479 bedrooms demonstrates the confidence a global hotel operator has in Blackfriars Road as a tourist and business-stay destination. This substantial development will contribute significantly towards the ongoing regeneration along Blackfriars Road and the South Bank area of central London. “Southwark Council demonstrated fantastic support for the scheme, actively engaging throughout the design, planning and construction phases to ensure the successful completion of this landmark development.” All of this activity is useful in its own right, helping bringing visitors and new life to the area. However, through planning agreements, the developers of these schemes will also be contributing money to local employment, as well as funding cultural events and public realm improvements, including the repaving of large stretches of the road. In the not-toodistant future, Blackfriars Road, previously a relative backwater of central London, will take its rightful place as one of the capital’s elegant thoroughfares. ❚ issue

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Adventures in Brewtopia

The business of beer has stagnated in the past, but the way in which it is produced and enjoyed is changing. With the rise in popularity of craft beer bars in London, some of the most respected producers are found around Southwark, in a series of distinctive locations. James Wood seeks them out, images by David Tothill 40 issue 11 spring 2014


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Beer is appreciated in different ways. The mass-produced market usually still appeals to hard-up students and thirsty innercity folk, happy selecting from the rows of generic lagers and ales on sale in supermarkets and cornershops, with the same uninspired options available in any chain pub. On the other side there is the old CAMRA brigade, rejecting what they dub as “Eurofizz” and revelling in finding undiscovered beer from locations across the country. In the UK, particularly the more rural parts – the names of local brewers’ ales border on self-parody. A pint of Old Leg Humper? Half a Fiddler’s Elbow? No, those aren’t made up. But times are changing. Craft beer bars are opening their doors across London, inspired by the popularity of new strains of beer, European and American in particular. The emphasis for smaller brewers is shifting from stubborn patriotism – the “we know best” attitude that

strange brew: Evin O’Riordain has established The Kernel’s reputation for the quality of its beers.

“The emphasis has always been on creating the best quality product” has been synonymous with beer lovers in the past – to the focus on taste and quality. Local brewing is not a new practice, but the craft of producing decent beer is now being taken seriously. Self-taught brewers are devoting their lives to developing their skills. Swathes of microbreweries are springing up across the capital, and some of the most successful are based in Southwark. Take The Kernel brewery, based at the Spa Terminus in Bermondsey. Evin O’Riordain, who founded the company in September 2009, has seen widespread popularity for his beer grow, despite little promotional work. The quality of The Kernel’s ales and stouts alone has resulted in many restaurants and bars in London approaching the brewery directly, and The Kernel is now available in acclaimed bars, such as The Dean Swift, Simon The Tanner and The Draught House. It has even popped-up in the Michelin-starred restaurant, Chez Bruce in Wandsworth. O’Riordain says: “It was never our intention to set out a marketing strategy. It is about doing things a bit differently. The emphasis has always been on creating the best quality product and that is really what we’re about. “You can build yourself up for a fall if you’re southwarkmagazine.com

not meeting people’s expectations, and that’s what we try to remember.” For O’Riordain, home-brewing goes back to childhood, as he recalls his father’s attempts at making his own beer in his native Ireland. But influences can come from anywhere, O’Riordain says. Though he favours beers that produce a clean and crisp taste – often using hops from America – he is reluctant to mention styles of brewing from specific countries as having influenced The Kernel. “Well, you have a hugely significant history of brewing in this country,” he says. “The old stouts and porters we are making here are influenced by a brewing process that was first developed in Southwark more than 100 years ago and of course, this is a big influence.” Southwark has been a happy home for The

Kernel. Prior to the brewery’s foundation, O’Riordain worked at Neal’s Yard as a cheesemonger, and it was through contacts in the food and drink community in Southwark that helped him find the railway arches at the Spa Terminus, where the brewery is based. “[People in] the community help each other out,” he says. “It is useful to have so many like-minded companies in such a small area.” You don’t have to look very far to confirm this spirit of collaboration. The Kernel lent a hand to other Southwark breweries during their early development – one of which is Brew By Numbers, founded in 2011 and based nearby within another of the railway arches. Tom Hutchings and Dave Seymour are the faces behind Brew by Numbers. Their friendship was formed during a climbing trip issue

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in China, rooted in a shared passion for beer, and the two gradually became taken by the idea of producing their own. Seymour spent the next few years trying out homebrews and drinking craft beer in Australia and New Zealand. Hutchings, meanwhile – an old friend of Toby Munn from The Kernel – had been back in London. He wanted to make beer that would stand out from the typical IPAs (India pale ales) and pale ales he was drinking in local pubs. Seymour returned from his trip and the pair set up a simple homebrew kit in a friend’s basement on Southwark Bridge Road and began to start fulfilling their ambition. Things progressed quickly. A trip to Belgium for the Festival of Spontaneous Fermentation in 2012 proved to be another seminal influence. During the same year, an anonymous donor, revealed only as a “generous philanthropist” invested enough money for the pair to upgrade their equipment and eventually set up the brewery in its Bermondsey location. By taking the influences from the Belgian trip and combining this with their knowledge of Australian and American beer, Brew by Numbers has been able to work from a number of reference points, and is attracting large crowds when the brewery opens its doors to the public on Saturdays. “The place is usually incredibly busy by lunchtime,” says Hutchings, and it is clear that the crowds are being drawn by the originality of the beers. The success has been built from the pair’s willingness to experiment. “It’s about not restricting yourself to one particular thing,” says Hutchings. “One of the interesting things we are doing is thinking about old established types of beer and bringing them back to the public consciousness.” Brew by Numbers offers a porter, a stout and three saisons – inspired by the Belgian farmhouse beer, originally brewed in winter to be consumed by farm workers during summer. 42 issue 11 spring 2014

Top left: Time and saison: Brew By Numbers drinkable ales. above: Tom Hutchings and Dave Seymour became friends while climbing in China.

“It is useful to have so many like-minded companies in such a small area” Partizan, another of the most respected breweries in London is also based in Bermondsey. Andy Smith started producing beer with his housemate in Leeds in 2006 as “essentially of a way of having cheap beer around the house” and after a stint at Tottenham’s Redemption brewery, was offered a brewing kit by O’Riordain from The Kernel. Smith moved the brewery to Bermondsey in 2011 and has since received almost unanimous plaudits for his variety of ales and stouts. Southwark’s reputation for quality produce

and buzzing markets make it a good location for the brewery, Smith says: “People are increasingly interested in going to markets and sourcing good food and finding nice things to eat and drink.” Influence from beers imported from abroad is “a natural extension” of the growth of demand, according to Smith, who says the rise in the number of great breweries in the area is leading to more sophisticated tastes: “The UK is finally finding its pallet,” he says. There are several other quality brewers aound Southwark. Clarkshaws in East Dulwich is a family-run brewery producing beer fit for vegans. Brew Wharf in Borough Market’s Vinopolis complex offers variety, with cherry and wheat beer being produced. Southwark breweries have no use for gimmicks or “jumping on the craft beer bandwagon”, as Smith from the Partizan puts it. But each is marked out by a dedication to creating a product that discerning beer lovers will get excited by. ❚


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Bermondsey’s railway arches teem with talent, a community of artisan producers and distributors whose wares are found in top restaurants and delicatessens around London. The streets around Spa Terminus house pâtissiers, coffee roasters, cheesemongers and more. Many sell to the public as flourishing Maltby Street Market runs at the weekend. James Wood visits with photographer David Tothill A stone’s throw away from the droves of tourists who flock to Borough Market every Saturday, a budding community of food and drink producers is emerging. Tucked away under the Bermondsey rail tracks, artisan food and drink producers and distributors rent the arches, where they use the space for production during the week, and southwarkmagazine.com

open their doors to the public on Saturdays. The project began when Anita Le Roy from Monmouth Coffee approached Network Rail, seeking new premises for production in 2010. Le Roy was offered one of the railway arches on Maltby Street, where a buzzing market on Saturday attracts crowds – and she spotted an opportunity. Together with cheese

retailer, Neal’s Yard, they decided to take out a 40-year lease on 80 arches, having discussed with the council the potential for a concept to draw food producers to the borough. Le Roy says: “We noticed a lot of the smaller companies were getting pushed out of central London but still needed to be in the area to do business. “So we wanted to offer stability to these businesses, many of whom were friends and part of the community of producers that were already based here.” Though the project is being developed gradually, Le Roy’s plans for the long-term are to make Spa Terminus one of London’s prime, independent food retailer communities. Le Roy says: “I would love it to become a one-stop shop for the restaurants of London.” Some producers at Spa Terminus and Maltby Street have already made a name for themselves. Southwark seeks out some of the best. issue

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Comptoir Gourmand The French love-affair with baking is wellknown and patisserie Comptoir Gourmand is proving to be an attractive addition to the Maltby Street market in Bermondsey, which pulls in the punters every Saturday. Long queues flow out of the shop, as the crowds marvel at the flair of a bustling group of chefs in an open kitchen, designing and baking an array of gourmet cakes, desserts and pastries before their very eyes. With stalls at Borough, Spitalfields and Venn Street markets, the company also supplies 25 cafes around London and has three of its own. Comptoir Gourmand attends food and trade shows throughout the year, most recently participating in the Foodies Festivals at Hampton Court Palace and Clapham Common in 2013.

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England Preserves With quirky products such as Bermondsey Bramble, Blackcurrant Blighty, or Pear, Date and Ale Chutney proving popular with conserve and condiment connoisseurs, England Preserves is devoted to offering its patrons a taste of the English countryside – from the arches in Bermondsey. Founded back in 2001, the company’s origins were in selling products at local farmers’ markets. The jams and chutneys eventually found their way on to the shelves of top retailers and into the menus of gourmet restaurants throughout the country. England Preserves continues to produce its handmade jam at the Spa Terminus, using locally sourced fruit and other ingredients. And it continues to experience high demand.

Mons Cheese In the 1960s, Hubert Mons founded this family cheesemongers in the east Loire region of France. Underneath his new family home in the St Haon le Chatel, Mons set about converting a cellar and chamber into cheese maturing rooms – buried deep enough underground to provide natural refrigeration. Ripening and maturing techniques were passed down through the generations and Hubert’s two sons, Laurent and Hervé, took over the family business in the 1980s. Since the British arm of the business was set up in 2006, Mons Cheese found its way to the Spa Terminus in February 2012, importing and maturing handcrafted cheese from France and Switzerland. With a shop in the Three Crown Square section of Borough Market and a steady stream of Saturday customers at its base, turophiles seek out Mons Cheese for some of the very best France and Switzerland have to offer.

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The Ham and Cheese Co Over the last eight years, representatives of the Ham and Cheese Co have travelled to almost every region of Italy and south-west France, seeking out the best products from some of the most respected ham and cheese producers. In 2012, the company moved into Spa Terminus, having been attracted by the community of like-minded companies in the area, who are equally passionate about quality products. The Ham and Cheese Co now supplies restaurants and food stores throughout the UK, offering a variety of prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella di bufala, fegatelli, Parmigiano Reggiano, bresaola and more. Having formed firm friendships with its suppliers, the Ham and Cheese Co brings their produce all the way to Southwark.

Monmouth Coffee Monmouth Coffee Company is largely responsible for the Spa Terminus concept (see page 45). It also continues to grow its own business, with its associates travelling the world to meet representatives of the co-operatives, estates and farmers who produce the coffee beans it imports. Out in the field, the associates work to develop Monmouth’s already extensive knowledge of its product, and fulfil its criteria for fair trade and sustainability. Founded in 1978, the company now has its base in Maltby Street, but has also converted three railway arches into wholesale offices and a roasting site, as well as a small space for retail at Spa Terminus on Saturdays.

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Southwark is pioneering a renaissance of council housing with the bold commitment to build 11,000 new homes over the next 30 years. In January 2014 the council announced its “Vision for a New Housing Strategy” and this details one of the most innovative and ambitious programmes for new housing anywhere in the country. Fiona Colley is Southwark Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and she has played a key role in developing the new house building plan, which is estimated to cost a total of £2.4 billion. Her ambition for it is considerable: “We see our direct delivery housing programme as playing our own part in bringing the country out of recession. Job creation, new homes and thriving, mixed communities are what build the future for our borough, for the rest of London and across the country. We urge other authorities to take the baton and run with it – where there’s a will, there’s a way to solve the housing crisis.” The long-term aim of the strategy is to build sufficient homes to meet demand and bring average prices back within the reach of 50 issue 11 spring 2014

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Far from standing still as the largest social landlord in London, Southwark Council’s new housing strategy marks out the ambition for investment totalling £2.4 billion for new homes, creating jobs and strengthening communities in the process. David Gray finds out how it will deliver Londoners. The current average house price in Southwark is £441,000 and the borough had over 21,000 households on its register in 2013. Further Alterations to the London Plan, a document released in January 2014, marked out Canada Water and Old Kent Road as two new opportunity areas in Southwark, where it states there is potential to create a combined total of 6,000 homes and 3,000 jobs. This massive affordability problem cannot be solved overnight and is why the strategy extends for 30 years, subject to review every five years. There are four guiding principles behind the Southwark strategy: building new homes of all tenures; insisting on the highestquality standards for both private and public

housing; engaging tenants and homeowners to take greater pride and responsibility; and helping vulnerable individuals and families to meet their housing needs. It is expected that the new housing strategy will be completed in detail by the summer of 2015 and Southwark’s 30-year housing targets set out in the London mayor’s new London Plan, also due in 2015. Southwark is already the largest local authority landlord in London and the third in the country, with 54,000 rented and owneroccupied properties in management. The shortage of homes has created a crisis – despite Southwark’s huge waiting list, just 2,000 properties become available each year.


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Other authorities faced with similar problems struggle to maintain their current levels of council housing and many have actually reduced their number of homes. Southwark is bucking the national trend with its commitment to increase the stock and put more trust in local people to manage their own homes and communities. The council is half way through a five-year programme to invest over £326 million on improving its existing housing stock, making it warm, dry and safe. Over half the residents in the council’s properties are expected to benefit from these improvements to their homes. The programme of building new housing has begun with the first phase of more than 200 homes given the go-ahead in 2013, and an achievable annual target from now on of 350 new properties for the people of the borough. This ambitious new strategy is achievable because it is based on a very different model of public housing from the traditions of the last century. Councils used to build estates exclusively for their tenants, financed by council borrowing and central government subsidy. Southwark’s approach is quite different – mixed-use housing with multiple sources of funding. The management of housing is also shifting from direct council control to a much greater involvement by residents, who can vote on whether to take on a more active role. Being so close to the centre of London, Southwark does have the significant advantage of being a prime location for private housing, which can help generate funds to build more affordable housing – often located right alongside the private homes. As Peter John, Southwark Council’s leader, says: “We’re a relatively small borough geographically, but we punch above our southwarkmagazine.com

weight. People want to live and work here and we need council housing above all else.” But he is also very clear that this will be a very different type of public housing: “I want this to be in 30 years a place where you will not know whether you are visiting an estate in private or council ownership, where the quality of our council homes rivals or even exceeds those produced for private sale, and where those properties are managed and maintained either by their residents, or the council, or by a combination of both – but always with the agreement and support of their residents.” The council has now completed a twoyear programme of asking residents what social housing should be for, who should be prioritised and how it should be allocated. The result is a new scheme prioritising local people, with a five-year residency qualification before going on the housing register and a greater focus on working families. The challenge for the strategy is whether it can provide affordable, quality homes for rent right across the borough. Affordable here means up to 40% of the local market rent in some parts of the borough. On the basis of the work that is under way, the outlook is positive. Southwark’s mixed approach now includes rebuilding its existing estates and constructing new properties on council-owned sites. The Aylesbury estate, for example, has seen the completion in 2013 of the first and second phases – Albany Place, Burgess Terrace and Ruskin Walk – a mixed development of 261 homes by L&Q, including 33 affordable and 101 for social rent. This was named “Best New Place to Live” at the London 2013 Planning Awards. The final phase, Harvard Gardens, is due to launch in summer 2014. The next phase at the Aylesbury moved forward in January when the council

announced, following an 18-month procurement process, Notting Hill Housing Group will be its preferred development partner. Eventually the scheme will deliver 4,200 homes of mixed tenure – private, social and shared ownership. Then there is the Heygate estate, part of the Elephant and Castle’s £3 billion regeneration programme. Internal demolition started in September 2013 and when completed, the scheme will see sustainable homes built for 2,500 families. The council’s development partner, Lend Lease, recently gained approval of detailed plans for the next phase of 360 new apartments and town houses. The search for new sources of funding for Southwark’s housing ambitions is also showing positive results. In December 2013 the London mayor’s “Building the Pipeline” fund allocated £5.3 million for the first phases of building homes for rent and shared ownership, to help meet the housing needs of local families. Then, also with strong mayoral support, there is the chance of one of the new Housing Enterprise Zones being set up in the borough. These will provide attractive tax breaks for developers of private and public housing. Southwark’s vision for new homes comes after many years of promises and false dawns for public housing across London and in other major cities. A very strong start is being made in 2014, but success will need long-term commitment through changing times and Southwark understands this. Ian Wingfield, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for housing says: “We are no strangers to adapting to financial pressures. No matter how often things change, if we continue to prioritise housing and look to innovative ways to fund new-build, we can achieve what we set out to do.” ❚ issue

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With rising educational standards in Southwark schools, the young generation increasingly faces better prospects of finding a job. For the longer term workless, the key is confidence and a toolkit of skills for employment, gained in college or with the support of initiatives in community organisations. Suruchi Sharma reports Fresh from his win at the 1997 general election Tony Blair donned his best smile and suit and ventured to the Aylesbury estate in Walworth for the inaugural speech of his prime ministerial career. Blair encouraged major change by promising a programme of regeneration for the ailing area, speaking of the need to support workless people, famously, by bringing back “the will to win�. southwarkmagazine.com

Switch to 2014 and the baton change has been impressive. The shift forward by Southwark Council and its partners in the regeneration of the Aylesbury is building better homes, improving the environment, delivering rising achievement in educational standards and opening the possibility of a brighter future for residents. The council is championing investment and growth in the borough’s schools and works

with partners in further education colleges (FE) and higher education (HE) institutions, including LeSoCo (Lewisham and Southwark College) and London South Bank University (LSBU), which are also investing heavily in regeneration programmes. Not everyone is ready to tackle a course or embark on vocational training, so community projects also play a vital role in delivering the skills agenda and integral to this is Creation Trust on the Aylesbury estate. Built in the 1960s, the estate is to the east of Walworth Road and north of Burgess Park. It is being transformed in a long-term project over the next 20 years to create quality homes, where residents can enjoy the open spaces and excellent transport links. Run by a small team of hard-working individuals Creation Trust was born out of a government scheme, which ran on the estate until 2010. That year it was set up as a issue

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Above: The Mulberry site – King’s College London’s new campus at Canada Water. top right: LeSoCo provides employer-led and vocational courses. startup initiative: LSBU’s Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation.

charity to continue the work focusing on social and economic regeneration, as the physical transformation of the estate was under way. The trust works closely with residents, especially through its employment scheme SE17 Working. It was set up 18 months ago to look holistically at the whole employment picture, by helping people gain the necessary skills for work and considering their general wellbeing. Funded by several organisations, including Southwark Council and L&Q Housing Association, the trust encourages residents to develop vocational skills to prepare them for work. Programme manager Patrischia Warmington helps residents from all age ranges into work and so far has managed to 54 issue 11 spring 2014

support 80 people into employment since the scheme began. The project also looks at childcare problems, as well as physical and mental health issues, which could affect a resident’s chances of gaining or sustaining employment. So what type of skills get unemployed people back to work? Warmington says: “Having confidence is definitely high on the list. People nowadays are used to technology so things like IT training and other such skills can often be taught on the job. Motivation and confidence are often the key areas that residents need to put a lot of work in to get it right.” One of the aims of Creation Trust is to boost their clients’ employability, whether it is simply through attending confidence classes or taking

up voluntary positions of responsibility such as joining the board of trustees. Warmington adds: “We try to engage residents through community activities and at every event or project we advertise services the trust could provide in terms of employment. “We wanted to be a bit different from a job centre and other services that provide jobs, as it’s really about supporting the community in the best and most innovative way we can.” A similarly fruitful project is the council’s Southwark Works initiative that also consists of a team of specialist advisors who deliver vital support for unemployed residents, offering CV clinics, interview techniques and vocational training. More than 1,000 residents have been supported into work as a direct result of the council’s employment programmes in the last 18 months. While increasing job opportunities for residents is a council priority, alongside this is the immense amount of change being delivered or in the pipeline for the borough’s educational institutions. Steve Platts, director of regeneration at Southwark Council, says: “We consider students and our higher education colleges of true importance to the borough, adding to the vitality of the area, they can act as real catalysts for investment towards regeneration. “One of the most exciting projects we’re dealing with is King’s College London opening a new campus in Canada Water, which will bring students in and create a positive buzz in the area.” Ian Creagh, head of college administration at King’s, is enthusiastic about the project that will transform the former Mulberry Business Park in Canada Water by the academic year of 2016/2017. The plans will include student rooms, office space and affordable housing. Creagh says: “Canada Water offers an unparalleled opportunity for King’s and the borough to create a vibrant, unique centre that will benefit our students and staff and make a positive economic, educational and cultural contribution to the local community.” Investment into the Waterloo campus of the further education college, LeSoCo, is planned to be completed in the academic year of 2015/16. LeSoCo was formed in August 2013 following the merger of Lewisham College with Southwark College and provides vocational training and employer-led courses to equip students with skills for work. Mark Cook, vice principal of business development at LeSoCo, says: “The campus has not had any development or investment for quite some time and it’s on a brilliant site. It’s going to become a superb hub between businesses and learners, taking advantage of so many fantastic large and small employers,


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available on the doorstep. We want to bring in the high profile employers to help – working with The Ritz would mean we want them to be involved in the development and the delivery of the programme.” Cook adds: “The whole curriculum strategy is to work with employers so that we put on the right programmes, the right skills and the relevant content, so that students are more likely to get jobs at the other end. “Digital skills are becoming like maths and English – as an essential skill, that doesn’t just mean being able to operate a computer but also an understanding of areas such as social networking. It is vital to know what is required in the job world.” An impressive initiative is based at LSBU’s Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation in Elephant and Castle. The centre is used by startup or existing small businesses, some created by former or current students, to receive support for their ideas to flourish. The university has recently invested £13 million in the regeneration of this centre, sharing the council’s ambition to see residents getting into work but in this case, developing and supporting entrepreneurial talent among its students and graduates. Web development company Digital Detox is one of those small businesses which started life in 2006 in LSBU’s nearby Technopark and moved to the Clarence Centre getting on for a year ago. Company founder Donovan Justice said: “We had options to go to Shoreditch but I really like Elephant and Castle as it is at the centre of everything – and my clients from the City and from Shoreditch find that they can get there very easily. “The space is great. It is well kitted out and good for us as we just needed somewhere that looked a bit more professional for our clients, and had meeting rooms. “The contracts are perfect for a small company becuase they don’t tie you down for years on end. “The university is very flexible and encouraging, which is what we need.” Justice captures the buzz: “I live in Southwark and the area is alive with changes at the moment, so it is definitely an exciting time to be based here.” Investment in Southwark has brought change to the built environment and with it, conspicuous wealth to parts of the borough. But sustainable regeneration also brings benefit to communities. The council’s focus on improving education, shared by its partners in further and higher education, is delivering skills for employment, creating fresh opportunities for many Southwark residents to share in a more successful future. ❚ southwarkmagazine.com

FURTHER EDUCATION LeSoCo (Lewisham and Southwark College) Redevelopment of the college’s Waterloo campus will improve facilities and increase the capacity of courses available. Phase one will entail a total investment of £8.5 million. It will focus on the heart of the site, creating a new reception area and transforming other parts of the college estate. Phase two will see a further £30.5 million investment in the rest of the site. Work started in October 2013, and both phases are due to be completed by the academic year of 2015/16.

HIGHER EDUCATION King’s College London The university received final approval in November 2013 to develop the former Mulberry Business Park in Canada Water for 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units and a health centre. Construction will begin during summer 2014, with completion planned for the start of the academic year of 2016/17.

London South Bank University LSBU has invested £13 million in a regeneration project by purchasing 17 unused Georgian terrace buildings on St George’s Circus to develop the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation. The work was completed in August 2013 and it is now a major hub for startup businesses.

Camberwell College of the Arts The University of the Arts London (which includes Camberwell College) increased its student accommodation at the Camberwell campus, creating space for 155 students in shared or single rooms in November 2012. Proposals have also been put forward for a conversion of the nearby Southwark Town Hall into additional student accommodation, artists’ studios and a cafe gallery.

London College of Communication Part of University of the Arts London, London College of Communication’s Elephant and Castle campus saw development in summer 2013. This included an art hub, the Nursery Gallery, and new Learning Zone for social and activity-based learning for students, and refurbishment of two floors of the campus’ main tower block.

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Long Harbour’s regeneration fund aims to invest alongside local authorities to build affordable homes and associated infrastructure. Our first transaction was at William Street Quarter and Thames View East where 477 units are being delivered on time and on budget in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. We are immensely proud that this scheme has won the Partnership’s Bulletin Award for ‘Best Alternative Deal Structure’ and recognition from the Municipal Journal for ‘Innovation in Finance’

3 & 4 BEDROOM HOMES AT ST. MARY’S ISLAND FROM £250,000

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The Fishing Village at St. Mary’s Island brings together the best of Medway’s excellent road, rail and bus connections to Kent and beyond with new high specification fisherman-style cottages, to create a superb new way of contemporary living.

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Long Harbour manages funds with a focus on long dated, fixed income returns. In the residential sector we focus on the following:

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- A social infrastructure fund, committed to financing local authority-led housing initiatives;

a waterfront revival

- A Private Rented Sector fund, which has acquired over £50m of residential units during 2013; - A portfolio of nearly 60,000 UK residential freeholds, managed by HomeGround, a Long Harbour company.

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Designer living The housing schemes winning plaudits Skilling up Medway’s bold plan to meet employers’ needs For more information, please contact Nicoll on: Made in Medway TIGER funding fuelling fierce growth Oliver +44 (0)207 723 8881 on@longharbour.co.uk Heavy hitters Medway’s big guns gather to map its future

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Creating places: Roding Riverside takes shape

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Winning ways: gongs still sounding for Barking town centre

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Adventures in Brewtopia The business of beer is booming, with microbreweries focusing on the perfect pint

Mammoth Task Certainty at last for development of Delancey’s Elephant & Castle retail centre

Towering Success Architectural gems – Southwark’s’s tall buildings transform London’s skyline

Arch Angels Artisan producers at Bermondsey’s Spa Terminus and Maltby Street Market

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CAPITAL OF WEST LONDON - 5 new Crossrail stations

- Growing investor confidence

- 18 minutes to the City

- Ripe with potential

- 15 minutes to Heathrow

- Make sure you take the tour…

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The New Black The city moves south – with the first schemes completing, more projects start on Blackfriars Road

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CREATIVE TALENT: BRIGHT BUSINESS

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Street wise – urban art Wish you’d built here? Round table – clear thinking at the Crystal

Investment opportunities in the London Borough of Bromley

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nt, entrepreneurial, diverse An exciting new development a stone’s throw from Newcastle City Centre

dable homes, great schools and more space than almost any other borough

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Bromley de luxe – good business for top brands

The Rise is the first phase of a £265 million regeneration project which will deliver 1,800 modern homes, while creating jobs and training opportunities for hundreds of local people. The 60 hectare site will feature its own community energy centre and carefully designed, green public spaces to support the development of a truly green and sustainable community.

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London Biggin Hill Airport, quick and slick alternative

The exciting transformation of Newcastle’s west end has begun on the banks of the famous River Tyne.

Behind the North East’s largest housing led regeneration is New Tyne West Development Company, a public-private partnership comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt Homes and Keepmoat.

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Sitematch: development opportunity

161 – 179 Manor Place and 6 Stopford Road

The London Borough of Southwark is bringing to the market a site comprising a three-storey terrace of 10 units, and a former single-storey office to the rear. The site totals approximately 0.21 hectares, with the freehold also on offer. Manor Place is 500m from Kennington underground station in a residential area. Sitematch researcher Huub Nieuwstadt reports Located north-east of the site is Elephant and Castle, where the council is undertaking a £1.5 billion regeneration project that is expected to deliver 2,988 new homes, over 600 new affordable homes, and office and retail space. The main thoroughfares, Kennington Park Road and Walworth Road, provide easy access in and out of central London. The terrace consisted of 10 retail units (which are now vacant) and residential 58 issue 11 spring 2014

units in the upper storeys. Even though the Victorian-style terrace is not listed, the council is committed to retaining either certain period elements, or incorporating the whole of the terrace into a new scheme. This is subject to technical investigations being undertaken by a specialist structural engineer. When the scope of the elements that are to be retained has been established, the council will appoint an architect to draw up a

residential-led, mixed-use development scheme for the site. The council will endeavour to obtain planning permission, and then proceed to market the site with consent in place, possibly towards the end of 2014. Southwark Council officers are keen to discuss this – and other sites – with interested developers and investors.


KING’S REACH TOWER CIT is developing the King’s Reach Tower site, a Southwark landmark and a symbol of the current and future regeneration of the Southbank. The new development will be home to 173 residential apartments, offices and retail, with construction to complete in 2015. For more infomation please contact: kingsreach@cit.co.uk www.kingsreachtower.co.uk


Helping to set the Southwark Standard. Mount Anvil is committed to developing Southwark’s vision for a bright future.

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