Published: 01/04/2014In July 2013 London Borough of Wandsworth’s planning committee resolved to grant consent for the redevelopment of the Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth. This decision was subsequently endorsed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in September who confirmed that the application would not be called in. The outline planning application was submitted by Minerva in November 2012 and forms the centrepiece of Wandsworth town centre’s regeneration plans.
The development will deliver 661 new homes to the borough, and will include a 36 storey landmark residential tower designed by EPR architects, as well as over 9,500 sq m of space dedicated to new shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and 248 car parking spaces for the apartments.
The proposed development will preserve many of the site’s historic buildings which will be restored and refurbished, and a micro-brewery and a brewing museum will also be part of the completed scheme. If approved, the development would generate 500 new permanent jobs and 266 construction jobs. The River Wandle will be opened up and landscaped to provide public access along a new riverside walk.
The decision to grant outline planning permission follows improvements and refinements to the initial plans after a series of consultation meetings between the Council, English Heritage and the local community.