Osborne completes £16m Camberwell housing development

Working for Wandle Housing Association, family-owned construction, civil engineering and property services business, Osborne, has completed Clarson House – a £16 million residential development on Camberwell New Road in London SE5.

The development comprises 103 flats and maisonettes in four blocks arranged around a central courtyard. The homes will be a mix of social rented and shared ownership, and include 11 units for disabled residents and three commercial units at street level.

The homes have all been built to the Code for Sustainable Homes level 3. To ensure a positive impact on the local environment there is a children’s playground in the centre of the square, wild grass has been seeded on part of the roof space and bird boxes have been installed.

Gary Bellenger, Head of Asset Investment at Wandle, said: “Wandle is proud to be making a signicficant contribution to the regeneration of the the Elephant and Castle area. Clarson House is a landmark new building for London Borough of Southwark residents, which provides good quality affordable homes with local transport and facilities nearby.”

Sara Thakkar, Chief Executive at Wandle, said: “Wandle continues to do what it does best – working with strong partners to build innovative, sustainable and affordable homes for Londoners. Our financial strength and our continued ability to provide mixed tenure homes enables us to invest in shaping Southwark as a truly vibrant community where people want to live and work.”

Stephen Scard, head of Osborne’s homes team, said: “This development was designed to offer residents a range of options – right down to 57 possible layouts and 43 types of kitchen – so that each home is different and new residents could quickly make each one their own. It was an extra challenge to ensure that each apartment and maisonette was built to the right specification and same standards but the end result is a very high quality development that should be a great success for Wandle Housing Association.”