Berkeley Homes proposes green vision for Old Kent Road development

Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd is delighted to confirm that it has submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Southwark for a mixed-used development at Malt Street, Old Kent Road. The scheme proposes up to 1,050 homes and up to 5,500 sq.m of non-residential floorspace.

The plans represent the culmination of several years of design, masterplanning and consultation to maximise local aspirations for connectivity, job creation, a mix of homes and usable open space. The scheme will be the first large-scale development to come forward along the Old Kent Road and will provide the design and quality benchmark for future projects in the area.

The proposals will deliver a significant number of much needed new homes for Londoners. In addition to these new homes, the scheme will create over 400 new permanent jobs and over 1,000 jobs, including 40 training apprenticeships, during construction. 

Integral to the proposals is the new public realm with Berkeley giving back over 50% of the site to public open space. This will take the form of a new linear park and public square, and will be home to London’s first sculpture park.

Speaking about the application, Harry Lewis, Managing Director at Berkeley Homess (South East London) Ltd, said:

 “The Berkeley Group builds fantastic homes in amazing places. Our commitment to quality placemaking is a defining feature of each and every Berkeley project and our Malt Street Regeneration project will be no different. We will deliver an exemplar scheme that provides the perfect platform to stimulate the well-considered regeneration of the Old Kent Road.

“The scheme we have submitted to the London Borough of Southwark will deliver a significant number of much needed new homes for Londoners in conjunction with new flexible employment space. Most exciting of all is the public realm that we will deliver. Over 58% of the site will be landscaped forming an integral part of the vision for the site and delivering vibrant spaces in which to live and work.

You can find out more information about the proposals on this website. Alternatively you can view the application online via the Council’s Public Access Planning Portal.