Sitting at the heart of the Oval Quarter scheme is the new 2.88ha Public Park, which provides a range of facilities for all residents including sports pitches, play facilities and expansive lawns. The new wedge shaped Community Centre which sits within and forms part of the new park slopes up from the ground level, and provides a place for people to sit, play and view the rest of the park. The remaining 6.62ha of public open space is provided in the form of a formerly listed London Square has been reinstated as part of the masterplan, and a new community garden and linear park along Akerman Road. Every home has generous private amenity space in the form of a balcony, terrace, private garden or roof garden ranging from 5m2 to 48m2.

Planning History

PRP received full detailed planning consent for the first 485 dwellings, associated public realm and the reinstatement of Melbourne Square in August 2010 along with an outline approval for the remaining 323 dwelling dwellings, proposed public park, and new community centre which would be delivered in phase 2.

A separate planning application for the detail design of the new park and community centre received reserved matters approval in November 2011, as well as a further reserved matters application for the design of the phase 2 dwellings and associated open space was also approved in November 2011.

In total, the scheme provides 808 new build homes, with a total of 134 houses, 160 maisonettes, 688 apartments, a new public park, landscaped areas, and a new landmark community centre.

Project Team

Architect: PRP
  • Higgins
  • Pinnacle Regeneration Group
  • Regenter
Planning Authority: London Borough of Lambeth

Development Data

Site size (ha): 12.41
Date of completion: 03/01/2017
Schedule of accommodation: Mix of Flats, Duplexes and Houses:1b2p,1b2pw, 2b3p, 2b3pw, 2b4p, 3b5p, 3b5pw, 4b6p, 5b7p
Tenure mix: 46% Affordable (PFI Social Rent), 8% Shared Ownership , 44% Private Sale
Size of typical home: 72
Parking spaces: 377

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