Archaeology and heritage
Archeology and heritage services to help you understand, protect and reimagine historical and cultural assets, values and artefacts.
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Old Kent Road, London
Due to the proposed heights of the buildings, there was potential for the development to impact upon the settings of numerous built heritage assets surrounding the Site, as well as locally listed buildings within the site. The site is adjacent to the recently listed gasholder, and in close proximity to a number of non-designated heritage assets identified within the OKRAAP which Southwark requested be included in the built heritage assessment.
The scheme includes 1,152 residential dwellings (of which 40.5% are affordable), as well as retail, business and community spaces including a public sports hall and gym, and a large area of public open space in the centre of the site. Our team completed a built heritage assessment and in October 2018 the scheme was approved by Southwark’s Planning Committee, subject to a Section 106 Agreement. The planning application has been referred to the Mayor, Secretary of State and the Health and Safety Executive (because of proximity to the former gasworks) for consideration.