Southwark Council’s Cabinet has approved funding for the Kipling Garages scheme at its meeting on 19 July
The decision comes after Southwark Council officers reviewed the Kipling Scheme and the CBS, and were content that it presented an ongoing and viable proposition to deliver 27 new council homes.
The Council agreed to release just over £3 million for the scheme (approximately 35% of the total £9.7 million cost) from the Council’s Housing Investment Programme. The remaining sum would be release from the Council’s Section 106 funds, subject to the separate approval of the Council’s planning committee – with the hope that this will be decided at the September meeting.
Read details of the council’s decision on the Southwark Website
The Leathermarket CBS Kipling Garages development has been shortlisted for the prestigious Housing Design Awards 2016 – the major national awards that bring together Government and the housing & design professions to recognise and reward how excellent design can transform residents’ lives.
The Kipling Garages scheme – which is still currently being considered by Southwark Council’s planners – follows in the footsteps of other SE1 schemes that have been recognised in the Awards over the years, from Empire Square in 2007, through the Iroko and Coin Street developments (2002 & 1995) right back to Perronet House in 1971.
This shortlisting recognises the tremendous work done by residents from the Leathermarket area in designing and shaping the scheme, supported by professionals from Bell Phillips Architects and igloo Regeneration. Southwark Council will be funding the development of 27 homes as part of their commitment to build 11,000 new council homes across the borough.
Leathermarket CBS Chair John Paul Maytum MBE said:
“It is wonderful to see the quality of the plans for Kipling Garages recognised in this way and is a tribute to the countless hours put in by resident volunteers and professionals to get the best new development we can for the Kipling Estate.
“This goes to show that low cost homes for those in housing need can still be delivered to the highest standards, providing places to live that residents can have a lasting pride in.
“I’m looking forward to getting the final details worked through with Southwark Council so we can get going on these homes and new residents moved in as soon as possible.”
Read more about the 2016 Shortlist on the Housing Design Awards website.
We are delighted to announce that Bell Phillips Architects have been shortlisted for Housing Architect of the Year in the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016.
Winners are announced on 9th March 2016. We wish them the best of luck!
Read more here.
Leathermarket CBS is delighted to announce that it has resumed operations following the approval of funding to progress the Kipling Garages project up to construction phase.
More information on the pre-construction programme will be available shortly.