VCI Property Holding has submitted proposals to Lambeth Council for a new development on the Vauxhall Island site, near Vauxhall Station. Our proposals for the site are employment led and will provide a hotel, offices and retail, alongside new homes, a new public square and improved public spaces.
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The new proposals contribute towards the creation of a district centre in Vauxhall, in accordance with the aspirations set out in the Vauxhall Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and Lambeth Local Plan, by providing an active and welcoming destination for Vauxhall and creating a more defined public and pedestrian arrival space near the Vauxhall interchange.
The new proposals prioritise increased office and commercial space alongside a new landmark hotel which will be a major boost for Vauxhall and will make a significant contribution to providing employment opportunities in the borough on completion. The proposed scheme is estimated to create approximately 2,000 jobs across hospitality, retail, building management and office-based sectors.
Est. 1,450 office jobs • Est. 500 hotel jobs • Est. 50 jobs from retail and building management
TfL have separate plans to remove the gyratory and build a new bus station scheme to transform the street-level environment at Vauxhall. The two schemes are independent of each other; however, the delivery of TfL’s scheme requires land owned by VCI on the island site and both parties are working closely to ensure an integrated regeneration solution for Vauxhall.
Whilst the proposals are employment-led, they also deliver 257 new mixed-tenure homes, including affordable homes.
The new buildings have been designed to work better with the emerging Vauxhall cluster of tall buildings. The consented scheme placed a taller building to the north, furthest away from the tall building cluster, and a shorter building nearest to the cluster. The new proposals seek to reverse this arrangement, working with the height of the other proposed developments in the area and improving the scheme’s relationship to key listed buildings and conservation areas.
The new public square will be a generous public space, next to the primary pedestrian route from Vauxhall Station to the Linear Park and the Opportunity Area to the south, and adjacent to where TfL’s new bus stops will be located on Bondway. It will provide an active new space for Lambeth residents and workers, close to amenities and the transport interchange.
The design of the public realm seeks to create a legible and accessible streetscape around the perimeter of the island site, improving pedestrian connections throughout the area.
We have now concluded our initial consultation with local people, businesses and amenity groups.
We remain committed to discussing our plans with the local community as we go through the planning process.
We have now submitted our planning application for the redevelopment of Vauxhall Cross to Lambeth Council for consideration. Details of the application can be found on the Council’s website, with the planning application reference: 17/05807/EIAFUL.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation process and discussed our plans with us. The feedback we have received from local groups and residents has been very constructive.
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