John Sisk & Son has been appointed by Peabody to construct phase 2 of the St John’s Hill Estate regeneration scheme
The 3-phase regeneration of the 1930s St John’s Hill Estate increases the number of homes from 353 to 599 homes in total.
Sisk also built Phase 1 of St John’s Hill Estate regeneration, delivering 153 homes (73 at social rent) for Peabody, with Phase 2 providing 198 all affordable homes and a new community centre.
There will be 109 social rented homes, 54 extra care homes, and 35 offered for shared ownership to help people on to the housing ladder.
Designed by Hawkins\Brown architects, the new homes and community centre are due to complete in 2022.
The £87m phase of St John’s Hill also features landscaping, a wild garden, a play area and a central public square for the community. Energy efficiency measures include photovoltaic panels and a district heating system, contributing to Wandsworth’s aspiration to be a carbon neutral borough by 2030. Around 10% of homes will also be wheelchair accessible.
Tom Williamson, senior development manager at Peabody, said: “More top quality, sustainable and affordable homes are three years away at St John’s Hill and will be a great addition to this part of London.
“Like Phase 1, the brick design incorporates detailing and public artwork, creating unique and distinct buildings of the highest quality.
“There will be more open space, gardens and trees than before, and the new community centre will be a hub for local people to gather.
As well as providing 109 homes for low-cost rent, the 54 extra care homes will provide additional support for the most vulnerable in the community. Something we are very proud of.
“Together with the GLA, the London Borough of Wandsworth and Sisk, we look forward to making the area an even better place to live.”
Ajaz Shafi, managing director of John Sisk & Son’s Southern business division, added: “We are delighted to be selected to complete the next phase of this landmark project for Peabody, building on the quality of workmanship and design from Phase I.
“These homes will enhance the living standards for the people who live there and provide a focal hub for community interaction with the completion of the new community centre.
“We expect to be on-site later this year and will be working hard to ensure we deliver this development to the highest standards in collaboration with our supply chain partners by 2022.”