We have acquired a 10,000 sq ft mixed used site on Crosland Place, Taybridge Road in Clapham SW11 between Lavender Hill and Clapham Common. The site, headquarters of the Besom Charity until end 2016, was purchased for £4.675m. Strutt & Parker acted for the vendors. Marston Properties acted for themselves.
We are excited to appoint Sergison Bates Architects - winner of five RIBA awards, three Housing Design Awards including the highly lauded mixed-use development on Garratt Lane in Wandsworth and finalist for the new Museum of London - to prepare designs for the site, which is currently a private cobbled mews with a mix of office warehouses and residential accommodation. Planning for a comprehensive redevelopment will be submitted later in 2016 and the scheme is likely to provide residential accommodation for rent.
Caroline Marston, Managing Director Marston Properties and fourth-generation of the founding family, says:
“Marston Properties has been active in Clapham since the purchase of Plough Brewery in 1969, its subsequent conversion into offices and continued management since that time, followed by Tun Yard in 1996 which is now home to 26,000 sq ft of offices and workshop space.
“Crosland Place is exactly the kind of project Marston Properties like to tackle: a brownfield regeneration site with complex challenges situated within a residential area. It is a site to which we can bring our commitment to great design and the enthusiasm to foster a community spirit."
Stephen Bates, senior partner Sergison Bates added:
“We are delighted to be working with Marston Properties again, after our previous successful collaboration on the conversion of a derelict 19th century dairy into craft workshops and a holiday home in Bridport, Dorset. The new project involves a complex urban infill site and we are excited by the potential for making a courtyard development with a strong emphasis on a sense of place and landscape.”