Clapham One, London
In 2012, together with joint venture partners United House we delivered a landmark £80 million mixed-use regeneration scheme which has transformed leisure services across two sites in Clapham town centre, south west London.
This Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme, provides Clapham with a new highly sustainable leisure centre, state-of-the-art library, family health centre and some of the most high quality residential accommodation in the borough including affordable housing in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group.
The PPP deal meant that in the teeth of the recession, we were able to secure £35 million funding for this hugely important project (including loan funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Kickstart programme), pre-sell £46 million of the development and guarantee the London Borough of Lambeth a brand new library and leisure centre funded entirely from the sale of the private sector element of the development.
The former Mary Seacole House on Clapham High Street has been replaced by The Library Building, designed by Studio Egret West. The new public library on the ground and basement is based around an audacious spiral design, connecting to the new health centre, a café, performance space and community rooms, reinforcing the community spirit of the development.
The old Clapham Swimming Pool on Clapham Manor Street has been replaced with a brand new sustainable leisure centre designed by specialists LA Architects. Facilities include a 6-lane, 25m swimming pool, a much larger fitness suite, a 4-court sports hall, climbing wall and community rooms. The leisure centre opened to the public in December 2011.
Also located on this site is The Manor Building (19 private homes) and 4 Bicycle Mews (44 affordable homes in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group) both completed in July/August 2011.
Clapham One has elevated expectations of what PPP can and should deliver in terms of community facilities. It was awarded best mixed-use development at the International Property Awards 2011 as well as 11 other awards for it’s architecture, housing design and the quality of its facilities.