Southwark council approves Joseph Homes’ 34-storey student tower

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Scheme in Old Kent Road Opportunity Area will deliver 688 student beds and 23 affordable homes

Members of Southwark Council’s Planning Committee have approved TP Bennett-designed proposals for a 34-storey student-housing tower on the site of a business park in the borough’s Old Kent Road Opportunity Area.

At their meeting last night four members of the panel voted to back the plans, drawn up for developer Joseph Homes. One councillor abstained. There were no votes against.

In addition to the student housing, which is a mix of studios and clusters of apartments with up to eight bedrooms, the scheme features around 1,990sq m of employment space and 23 affordable homes for social rent in a seven-storey shoulder block. It will also delvier a new public square.

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