Styles House redevelopment news March 2021
Planning Permission Granted for New Council Homes at Styles House
The Southwark Council Planning Committee gave planning permission for the new Council homes at Styles House at the meeting on 22 February. The designs developed by Styles House residents working with Bell Phillips architects were approved. These include 25 new Council homes, the demolition of the Styles House chalets and improvements to the Styles House grounds and garden. It also includes demolition of the garages and storage sheds with storage space re-provided, and changes to the TMO Hall, Office and boiler room.
For the next stage of the works to go ahead, Transport for London need to get planning permission for the office block they propose to build on top of Southwark station.
Southwark Council’s Planning Committee is on 17 March @ 18.30.
When TfL have planning permission, there are legal agreements that need to be completed before the land swap agreement, between the Council and TfL, can be completed. When this is done, the flats in Styles House that TfL own, will be owned by the Council, and the chalets will become TfL owned before being demolished. TfL will pay for the new Council homes at Styles House.
We are hoping that these steps will be completed, and when tenants have moved from the chalets, into Styles House Tower or other Council homes, work could begin in Autumn 2021. The first phase of the works will be ‘enabling works’ include improvements to the entrance of Styles House tower, demolition of the TMO Hall Office and garages, and the works to redesign and improve the garden and grounds.
Improved entrance to the existing block, including new double doors, improved ramped wheelchair access, new energy saving lighting and flooring.
A new larger & more flexible TMO Hall, office and kitchen and a new community room