A disused day centre on Bermondsey’s Southwark Park Road will be demolished to make way for a seven-storey block of flats.
The former Southwark Park day centre will be redeveloped into 46 apartments, 22 of which will be at social rent levels.
The former day centre was vacated in 2017, and the disused building had been managed by Southwark Council and Global Guardians, a property guardianship.
The scheme will also see office space and a “community use” space created.
“We are delighted to have been granted planning permission to transform an under utilised building at 345 Southwark Park Road into a landmark site in Southwark which will deliver quality new affordable housing,” said Stuart Gibbons, of the developer Lovell.
“We have been working closely with London Borough of Southwark through a dedicated programme of investment, partnership and housing delivery.”
Officers at Southwark Council had recommended that the application be approved.
“Overall the proposed development would provide the welcome redevelopment of a site which is currently underused and would help provide 46 new homes, including 22 new social rented homes which would help meet the significant housing need within Southwark,” stated a report presented to councillors.
The development was approved on Tuesday, November 17. Work is expected to begin in spring next year.