DWD have submitted a full planning application for the redevelopment of 55-59 Lombard Road to provide two independent buildings. One building will range in height from 1 to 20 storeys and accommodate retail floorspace on the ground floor with 168 residential units and office floorspace above. The second building will comprise an upgraded Big Yellow self-storage facility alongside flexible offices and an artists’ studio.
The proposed development has evolved and been informed by extensive pre-application discussions with officers and the Design Review Panel (DRP) at the London Borough of Wandsworth, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TfL). The proposed buildings are the result of a design-led approach, combining a layout that maximises the efficient use of the site with a genuine mix of compatible uses, and a scale and massing that responds successfully to the emerging townscape in the local area.
The artists’ studio will be gifted in perpetuity on a rent-free basis as a meaningful contribution to the Borough’s Cultural Strategy. DWD has worked closely with the Borough’s cultural team and the client in the process of selecting an operator.
The residential component will include the provision of 35% of the total units and habitable rooms as affordable housing, including a policy compliant mix of intermediate and affordable rent products. There are three distinct residential blocks that provide dedicated access to the units for each tenure, which are arranged around a landscaped podium level available for all residents.