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manor Place, elePhanT and casTle Following the opening of the council’s new state-of the-art waste management facility at the Old Kent Road, the former facility at Manor Place will now be disposed of. According to the council, while it is likely that most of the site will be developed for housing, it could also include mixed uses within the site’s listed buildings such as retail, community and arts. Southwark Council plans to market the opportunity this autumn.

left And below: Retail, community and arts buildings could form part of the redevelopment of Manor Place, along with housing.

concreTe house A building in Southwark, believed to be the UK’s only surviving example of a 19th century concrete house, is currently being refurbished as affordable housing. The grade II-listed Concrete House in Lordship Lane was originally built in 1873 as a vicarage for St Peter’s Church which stands opposite. Using an innovative iron shutter plate system, it was one of the first of its kind in Europe and one of only a handful of such buildings to survive. Concrete House was in a state of severe disrepair and was acquired by Southwark Council in 2010; it now belongs to Heritage of London Trust Operations. Specialist architectural practice The Regeneration Partnership worked with English Heritage to design a sensitive refurbishment, retaining as much of the original building as possible. Noble and Taylor were then selected as building contractors. Concrete House will provide affordable housing through Hexagon Housing Association, in the form of five one and two-bed, shared ownership homes and is expected to be finished by summer 2013.

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Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...

Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...