The environment takes centre stage at Streatham Vale

Engaging with the local community is a fundamental part of our development process to ensure that what we design reflects what communities want to see.
Published Fri 12 Feb 2021

We recently asked local residents in Streatham to share their views on our early plans to redevelop the site at 100 Woodgate Drive - our second joint venture with Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing.

Our consultation gathered over 600 responses from communities and groups in Streatham who gave their feedback on our initial ideas for the site, which is currently a Homebase store and car park.

Local residents placed a huge emphasis on environmental considerations and sustainability, and these themes were regularly highlighted as their key priorities.

Increasing biodiversity across the site and providing new outdoor seating and play spaces for children in the outdoor areas and landscaping were all overwhelmingly popular.

“We’re hearing loud and clear that people in Streatham Vale want to see a clear focus on sustainability and open green space that allows them to get out and enjoy nature, which is obviously high on everyone’s agenda following the pandemic.”

Steve Kennard

Regeneration Director of Hadley Property Group

As well as providing over 250 much-needed homes for Lambeth with at least 35% affordable housing, our plans for Streatham Vale will bring new spaces for shops, restaurants and potentially co-working and community facilities, as well as green open spaces.

We will focus on promoting active travel by creating a sustainable transport hub at the site with cycle storage, e-bike and scooter rental and an electric car club. Read more about our plans on our online exhibition.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be running an online innovation lab with a mixed group of local residents, community groups and stakeholders in Streatham, hosted by Liminal Labs.

The digital all-day event will focus on nature, the environment and green spaces and will be an interactive workshop aiming to identify what local people value most about green spaces and discuss how we could incorporate these ideas into our development.

“Like Hadley, we are committed to listening to the views of local people and incorporating feedback into our plans. By working together, we’ll be able to create a great place to live, as well as providing employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.”

Nick Wood

Director of Development at Clarion Housing Group

Our project team is considering all of the consultation feedback and will be using the results of the innovation lab to guide their evolving designs for the site over the coming weeks.

We’ll be back soon with another round of consultation, to share our updated proposals and ask local residents to have their say again on our plans for Streatham Vale.