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22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street

Plans for a major development in Lavington Street with up to 200 homes in new buildings as tall as 22 storeys have been revealed this week.

22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street

The scheme – designed by Allies and Morrison – is the subject of a screening request lodged this week with Southwark Council.

The applicant is Gaterule Ltd, a company controlled by the Oestreicher family.

The proposed development would replace the existing buildings on the southern side of Lavington Street between Ewer Street in the east and the Premier Inn hotel in the west.

Under the proposals, Lloyds Banking Group's IT centre at Emerald House would be demolished, along with the adjacent service office block at 25 Lavington Street.

According to documents submitted to the council and made public this week, "the buildings are considered to have reached a point of physical, functional and economic obsolescence".

The submission by CBRE continues: "The applicant is looking to make a planning application for the redevelopment of the site for a mixed use scheme comprising up to 200 residential units, up to 1,500 square metres (NIA) of commercial floorspace (across use classes B1, A1, A3), up to 11,000 square metres (NIA) of B1 office floorspace, associated landscaping and public realm works and parking and access works.

"The residential units will be provided across a trio of linked residential buildings and a row of two storey mews houses, with raised ground floor levels, located in the western portion of the site. The heights of the three blocks will be up to nine, 14 and 22 storeys respectively."

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