Go-ahead for Neighbourhood Centre in Stamford Street

Coin Street Community Builders' planning application for a neighbourhood centre on Stamford Street has been unanimously approved by Lambeth planning committee.

neighbourhood centre

The centre, due to open in 2006, will form the fourth side of Iroko Housing Co-operative. Both are by Haworth Tompkins Architects.

The building will contain a family and children's centre including a nursery and creche; a learning and enterprise support centre and a community café.

There will also be space for social events and meetings; offices for staff working for Coin Street Centre Trust, Coin Street Community Builders and Coram Family and a retail/restaurant unit rented on a commercial basis.

"We are delighted our planning application has been successful" says Iain Tuckett, director, Coin Street Community Builders.

"Many new families have moved into the South Bank and Bankside areas in recent years and we want to ensure that they have access to the best possible community facilities and services. This superb new building forms part of our strategy to provide sports, childcare, learning, enterprise support and leisure opportunities affordable to all members of our community"

• A new affordable nursery for 2-5 year olds opens this spring. Priority will be given to families living south of the river from Lambeth Bridge to Borough High Street and south to St George's Circus. To register your interest in the new nursery contact Guy Hanscombe on 020 7928 6694.

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