Sellar gets planning permission for muti-use PBSA scheme in Southwark

Sellar has secured planning permission for the development of a 444-bed south London PBSA scheme, with eight affordable homes for local key workers and flexible office and retail space, following a unanimous decision from Southwark Council on 18th July.

King’s Place — which will be directly let — will offer more than double the average internal and external amenity per room found in PBSA across London, with the addition of wheelchair-accessible studios.

The multi-use scheme will also deliver 1,850 sq m of flexible work and retail space, including a corner café on Borough High Street, and a new pocket park that will be created on Harper Road.

In line with Sellar’s broader ambition towards sustainable development, King’s Place will be an all-electric building that can be carbon free through green power procurement.

Sellar is also aiming for BREEAM Excellent as a minimum target for the development, which is currently on track.

The one-acre site’s location marks the point of transition between Elephant & Castle, Bankside, Borough and London Bridge, providing access to transport links and multiple nearby educational institutions, including King’s College London and London South Bank University.

Morris+Company is the architect, DP9 acted as planning consultant, and Savills advised on funding on the scheme.

James Sellar, CEO at Sellar, said: “The design focusses on health, well-being and comfort for students and rooms are generous and well lit, with abundant internal and external amenity spaces throughout.

“This combined with its ease of access to central London make the site the optimum location for student living.

“The project also furthers our long-term track record of working with and making a positive contribution to Southwark through regenerative developments, adding King’s Place to our successful projects at Shard Quarter and Bermondsey Yards.”

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