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It is an exciting time for Colliers Wood!
The council has been working with Criterion Capital to secure and deliver the redevelopment of the former Brown & Root Tower.
Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the Tower and an extension to the north (towards Colliers wood underground station) to provide 150 apartments, with shops on the ground floor.
The planning permission also allows for an extension to the south (to be built as part of a second phase) providing another 68 apartments.
This page provides an overview of the site's planning history and updates on the regeneration of the tower
Merton’s regeneration team have been in regular liaison with Criterion Capital to keep updated on progress of the long-awaited redevelopment of Colliers Wood Tower.
In Summer 2013, Criterion Capital embarked on a partnership with a housing developer to deliver the scheme. This partnership ended in Autumn 2013, where Criterion Capital decided to proceed with delivering the development themselves.
The Council hosted a community design workshop in December 2013 focussing on the public space designs around the tower. Criterion Capital also attended and gave an update on the tower development.
In December 2013, Criterion Capital let contracts for the ‘enabling works’ phase, which is to prepare the site prior to construction commencing.
Project Managers, Engineering and Structural specialist are now on board. There has been some activity on-site to assess the structural complexities of 1960s tower in preparation for construction.
In February 2014, Criterion put out tenders out for their ‘Construction Work Packages’; this is for contractors to build-out the scheme. These tenders will be assessed in March 2014. The construction team is anticipated to be in place, and on-site in April 2014. One on-site works commence, the scheme build-out will be around 18 months. Anticipated completion is autumn 2015, fitting in with the completion of the public realm improvements being delivered by the Connecting Colliers Wood project.
Tower and public spaces project – update meeting June 2013
Siobhan McDonagh MP, and local councillors organised a meeting on 13th June to keep residents updated on the progress of Colliers Wood tower and the GLA public spaces project.
The presentation from the meeting is available below:
Colliers Wood Update June 2013 (0.9MB)
Siobhan McDonagh MP organised a workshop on 08 November 2012 to find out more about the progress of Colliers Wood tower and the next steps.
As part of the event, people split into groups and gave their feedback on the space between Colliers Wood underground station and the Tower
The feedback from the workshops will be available here shortly.
The site has a long and complex planning history. A summary is provided below:
London Borough of Merton
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This page was last updated on Friday 21 February 2014