Developer Appointed To Build New Brocklebank Health Centre

As well as new housing on the Garratt Lane site

Developer Appointed To Build New Brocklebank Health Centre
The area that is being completely redeveloped

The regeneration of Garratt Lane at the junction with Swaffield Road has taken another step forward with the appointment of a developer tasked with providing new housing along with a new, modern community health centre.

Wandsworth Council, who own the site, has selected development firm Higgins Construction to deliver a fully updated, larger GP-led NHS community health centre and new homes on the land which is currently occupied by the existing 1960s Brocklebank building, some existing shops and a car park.

Developer Appointed To Build New Brocklebank Health Centre
An artist's impression of how the new development could look

A planning application for the project is due to be submitted shortly after further public consultation on the proposals.

Council leader Ravi Govindia confirmed that the medical centre will continue operating during the build, “I am particularly pleased that the existing medical centre will continue to operate until the new one is completed – guaranteeing uninterrupted service to residents during the construction period.

The appointment of a contractor to construct these new facilities completes another piece of the jigsaw in a wider investment scheme in this part of the borough. It has already seen the replacement of vacant and obsolete council-owned buildings with a new 420 pupil primary school – Floreat Academy – plus a nursery for 50 local children while more new homes are to be built fronting Oakshaw Road.

This next phase will also add new homes on council-owned ‘brownfield’ sites fronting Atheldene Road, Wilna Road and Waverton Road.

Other parts of Garratt Lane, further north towards Wandsworth High Street, are also undergoing improvements, with work already underway on replacing the former housing department and other council office blocks on the High Street as part of a major new regeneration scheme in partnership with South Thames College and the London and Quadrant Group.

This will provide 200 new homes, a better library, new shops and improved teaching facilities for the college. The new library will open out onto a new public square with seating, while new pedestrian routes will provide better links between the Old Burial Ground, Garratt Lane and the high street. A quarter of the 200 new homes (25 per cent) are to be offered to eligible local residents to rent or buy at a discounted rate.

Further investment will see the installation of public art, landscaping and seating in the burial ground.

February 8, 2017