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Richmond Homebase-to-housing development worth £250m gets approval

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Richmond Homebase-to-housing development worth £250m gets approval

Avanton will soon start the works for £250m housing development on an old Homebase store site. This London developer is granted permission by Robert Jenrick, secretary of state. The development will comprise 453 flats on a 4.5 acre site off Manor Road in Richmond.

The construction upon Thames, southwest London will allow Avanton after it bought the Homebase site in 2018 and submitted a planning application. The plan was initially refused by Richmond Council in 2019.

However, the mayor of London intervened, called the scheme in and granted planning permission in October 2020. The scheme was referred to the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government after there was a local controversy.

Finally, the mayor has made a decision for approval of the housing development. Existing buildings will be demolished and replaced with four new buildings between four and 11 storeys tall. Assael Architecture has designed the building plan.

Construction of the project will start in summer 2021 and is expected to take 30 months. Before the machinery gets moving in Richmond, Avanton’s new Ruby Triangle development on Old Kent Road in Southwark starts in March 2021 work.

The first phase includes 550 homes over a total of 1,152 in the whole project and the plan for a new sports centre is designed too. Elsewhere on Old Kent Road, Avanton is seeking permission for a £230m residential-led mixed use regeneration project.

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