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Southwark lays platform for medical & residential scheme

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Southwark lays platform for medical & residential scheme

A scheme that will fulfill a medical practice and car-free residential scheme was approved at Falmouth Road, Southwark. With a resolution, Nexus Planning is all set to start with the works while TAS Architects have designed the scheme.

41% of the residential units will be affordable housing with the medical practice that will cater for 85% more patients in the area. Wellbeing is at the heart of the design, which maximises natural daylight and views of trees from both the surgery and homes above.

Improved facilities in the new medical practice and will see double the existing floor space, from 520sqm to 147sqm. This size increase will allow for more patient capacity. Additionally, the scheme will also deliver 39 residential units, of which, 41% (16) will be affordable.

The scheme will deliver a policy compliant unit mix, meaning over 70% of the units will have two plus bedrooms. The scheme exceeds policy requirements in terms of accessible units, delivering 15% of units as wheelchair accessible.

The Falmouth Road scheme also achieves high-quality residential design, with 95% of units being dual aspect, and all units having direct access to private open space. There will be 245sqm of communal amenity space by way of roof top terraces.

The scheme will deliver a green, biosolar roof. Furthermore, the proposal is car-free and delivers considerable cycle parking. The site is highly sustainable, with excellent public transport accessibility.

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