Garratt Lane Regeneration Launches This Summer

New development includes shared ownership and private sale homes

A CGI of how the Atheldene Road buildings will look. Picture: Higgins Homes

May 23, 2023

The regeneration of the land at the corner of Swaffield road and Garratt Lane in Earlsfield is nearing completion. Covering areas of Oakshaw, Waverton and Atheldene roads, as well as the now demolished shops at the junction of Swaffield road, the Garratt Collection is being redeveloped by Higgins Homes and Octavia.

Apartments on Atheldene road will be the first to complete, while ground has now been broken on the area which previously housed the shops. Overall the development is being described as ‘mixed-use’ and comprising 193 homes, 86 of which will be classed ‘affordable’.

The first phase of the project, which includes new homes being built on a site previously occupied by an elderly persons’ home and a nursery, is due to be ready for marketing this summer.

Looking down Atheldene Road where the show apartments are almost complete
Looking down Atheldene Road where the show apartments are almost complete

The second phase will include apartments and a new building for the Brocklebank Health Centre. The new building will provide additional medical facilities and will be built on the corner of Swaffield Road and Garratt Lane, as part of an agreement with the NHS.

How the site looked previously, with the Brocklebank Health Centre on the far right. Picture: Google Streetview
How the site looked previously, with the Brocklebank Health Centre on the far right. Picture: Google Streetview

The Brocklebank Health Centre is currently in its original building facing Garratt Lane, while Barker’s Pharmacy is in a temporary structure on the site. Wandsworth Council has previously confirmed that “the existing medical centre will continue to operate until the new one is completed - guaranteeing uninterrupted service to residents during the construction period”.

London based Octavia, a not-for-profit organisation offering social housing and care services for vulnerable members of the community, is building the shared ownership homes along Atheldene Road. Its shared ownership homes scheme comprises a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as three bedroom houses.

Prices are yet to be confirmed and the scheme is only open to applicants who live or work in the borough of Wandsworth and have registered here. Maximum annual household income must not exceed £90,000 and anyone applying must not have ownership in any other residential property.

Meanwhile, Higgins Homes is creating homes for private sale where buyers can choose from a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and four bedroom houses in a variety of designs. Essex-based property developer Higgins, has completed developments such as Alphabet in Hampstead and Quercus in Loughton, Essex and is currently working on the likes of Hanwell Square in Ealing and Ecole in Bermondsey.

The developers say new homes will be ready for occupation from early 2024 onwards.

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