Why are you bringing forward these new proposals when there is already permission in place for a hotel?

Our 2020 permission retrofitted hotel bedrooms into a mixed-use residential-led scheme which was consented in 2017. At the time of the 2020 application, Lambeth Council were proposing to cap the number of hotel rooms in the Vauxhall and Nine Elms Opportunity Area. This meant that the hotel-led scheme had to be advanced quickly and therefore it was developed within the consented 2017 building design.

The policy cap has now fallen away meaning we have been able to re-arrange bedroom layouts and remove the consented scheme’s balconies, allowing us to develop a more stylish external structure with towers that continue the elegant design of nearby developments.

Our emerging proposals optimise the design and layout resulting in a purpose-built and deliverable hotel focused scheme that will be highly attractive to hotel operators. Simultaneously the external design improvements reduce the impact of the development on local residents.