York and Winstanley JV partner sought

york and winstanleyWandsworth Council are looking for a JV partner to redevelop the York Road and Winstanley estates near Clapham Junction.

In the summer of 2013 a specialist masterplanning team was appointed to develop
new plans for the improvement of the two estates and the Bramlands area right by the station. The team included property consultants GVA and architects Levitt Bernstein.

In it’s latest newsletter, the council says it is now looking for a JV partner to realise the preferred option masterplan which would involve the demolition of 709 homes, with 530 new social rent homes built in their place, along with 150 more social rent homes on nearby sites.

York_Gardens_Edge_VisualisationThere will also be 109 new shared equity homes and around 1400 new affordable, private rent and private for sale homes built across the estates.

The council says it wants to “vastly improve the local environment, creating a well-designed mixed-use neighbourhood of approximately 2,000 homes and new retail, leisure, community and office space”.

Winstanley York Road Feb_2014_web2The plans also feature a new leisure centre, an improved library and a community centre, new local shops and cafes, and a new public space at Bramlands.

The Council says it has begun the search for a joint venture partner to help deliver the regeneration of the two estates in central Battersea. The launch of the procurement process comes after three years of consultation.

The estates are next door to Clapham Junction station, Europe’s busiest interchange, which is on the proposed Crossrail 2 route. The station is also due to be reconfigured and improved as part of Network Rail’s investment plans.

york winstanley aerialRavi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “Our ambitions are to deliver more than 2,000 high quality new homes in the heart of Battersea and to completely renew the estates’ environment, services and community facilities.

“Hundreds of local people will be offered vastly improved homes which meet today’s needs and help their families to thrive. Our plans have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life across this neighbourhood and we want to find a partner that will put our residents’ interests and needs at the heart of their approach.”

The estates are located at the centre of the Clapham Junction and Battersea Riverside Housing Zone. The development partner procurement process is being managed by Bilfinger GVA on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

The preferred JV partner will be selected via OJEU through competitive dialogue. The OJEU notice will be issued on 11 January 2016, with responses to the PQQ required by 12 February 2016.

THe council expects to select a partner by November 2016.

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