GL Hearn has just submitted a detailed planning application for Spring Mews, a 20,801 sq m (223,900 sq ft) student accommodation and hotel led scheme for CLS Holdings plc, a pan-European property company headquartered in Vauxhall.
The Spring Mews application follows GL Hearn’s submission of the 1.6m sq ft Vauxhall Square scheme in the same week. The two applications represent a total of almost 2m sq ft of development and a development cost in excess of £450m submitted for planning on behalf of CLS. GL Hearn’s Strategic Communications
team also led on public consultation and stakeholder engagement for the two schemes. Spring Mews
, located close to the Albert Embankment, and the Vauxhall transport interchange, comprises: 402 student rooms and amenity space; a 120 bed mid-market hotel; a new 561 sq m (6,000 sq ft) community centre and café; 469 sq m (5,050 sq ft) of office space; 245 sq m (2,640 sq ft) convenience retail unit; and the creation of a new pedestrian mews linking the development to Spring Gardens. Vauxhall Square
, located opposite Vauxhall’s transport interchange and comprises: two residential towers of approximately 50 stories containing 510 homes and 15,231 sq m (163,945 sq ft) of office space; 3,500 sq m (37,660 sq ft) of retail, restaurant and café space; 416 student units; a 438 bed hotel; a 4 screen cinema; 94 affordable housing units; a new homeless hostel; a major new public square (of similar size to Paternoster Square in the City of London); and public realm improvements.
Subject to receiving planning consent, CLS would aim to start on site at Spring Mews in 2012, with completion in 2014. Vauxhall Square would be developed in phases from 2014 and completed from 2017 onwards.
Richard Tice, Chief Executive Officer of CLS Holdings plc comments: “The Spring Mews application follows hot on the heels of the major Vauxhall Square application and demonstrates a clear vision by CLS for Vauxhall. Both mark a significant investment by the Vauxhall based developer which it is hoped will act as a real catalyst for environmental, social and economic regeneration in the Vauxhall Nine Elms area.”
GL Hearn’s integrated Planning
and Strategic Communications
team supported CLS Holdings along with its Building
and Affordable Housing
& Development teams.