The regeneration of Garratt Lane in Earlsfield has taken a step forward with the appointment of a developer tasked with providing new housing on council owned brownfield sites.
Wandsworth Council has selected Higgins Construction to deliver a fully updated, larger GP-led NHS community health centre and new homes on land at the corner of Swaffield Road and Garratt Lane. The site is currently occupied by the existing 1960s Brocklebank building, some existing shops and a car park.
A planning application for the project is due to be submitted shortly after further public consultation on the proposals.
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “There has already been substantial investment here with the addition of a brand new primary school and nursery. We are now ready to move onto the next stage of this neighbourhood regeneration scheme by providing a new and better state-of-the-art health centre alongside new homes – including some affordable homes.”
Paul Cooke, New Business Director for Higgins Construction, commented: “We are delighted to be awarded the contract for Garratt Lane and look forward to working with Wandsworth Council. We are extremely committed to building schemes that benefit the whole community by delivering mixed tenure housing from starter homes, homes for rent, shared ownership and private sales. Our aim is to create communities that are enhanced both physically and economically.”
Image: Artist impression of how the regeneration of a key stretch of Garratt Lane in Earlsfield could look