Following a Public Inquiry, planning permission was granted to Relta Dylon 2 for the redevelopment of MOL land near Lower Sydenham station with a 4 to 8-storey housing scheme consisting of 151 residential units, of which 36% will be affordable, and creation of a one hectare public park adjacent to the Pool River.
There will be 2 blocks of varying height separated by a substantial area of accessible open space. The northern block is 8-storeys high and descends to 5-storeys. The southern block starts at 5-storeys and descends to 3-storeys.
“This staggering of height combined with the separation of the buildings, the finesse of the design and detailing, particularly the extensive use of glazing, combine to create a development of exceptional architectural placemaking quality that has a lightness of touch and appearance.
The setting of the development along the western edge of the site, the extent of the landscaped and publicly accessible park to the east and south combined with the lighter scale and mass of the development combine to create a development that relates sympathetically to the site and the Metropolitan Open Land.” Planning Inspector S R G Baird BA (Hons) MRTPI.
We were supported by Planning Consultants West & Partners, Lichfields, Montagu Evans, Paul Finch and Christopher Young QC.