Southern Grove housing development granted planning permission

Date posted: October 13, 2020

A new residential development in Tower hamlets has been granted unanimous planning approval this week. The project will create 78 new homes for the local area. New build affordable apartments will sit alongside a former Victorian workhouse building which will be sensitively converted to create 36 private sale apartments.

The project sits on the edge of a conservation area and has required a sensitive approach to maximise the site capacity for new housing whilst also respecting the urban context and surrounding historic buildings including the workhouse. The new build housing, providing 42 affordable apartments will replace an outdated office block which currently dominates the site and significantly detracts from the Victorian Workhouse. The scheme will restore this local heritage asset and reveal the building’s frontage.

The landscaping has been designed to work as both public realm and residential communal amenity, ensuring that security and privacy can be maintained for residents, while also providing an enjoyable place for the wider community.