King’s has received a resolution to grant planning consent from the London Borough of Southwark to develop the site for 770 new student rooms, office space, affordable housing, retail units, a health care centre and landscaped public space.
The site was formerly occupied by the Mulberry Business Park in Rotherhithe. The light industrial buildings which were built in the 1980s were demolished in 2008 and the site has been vacant since then.
In addition to the student accommodation and office space at the Mulberry site, the long term plan for Canada Water is for a mixed-use facility that will provide new teaching and learning facilities and indoor sports facilities.
The tender notice published in the EU Official Journal today calls for buildings of between four and nine storeys up to 43m height, comprising 770 student bedrooms with related living/kitchen and communal spaces. The contract also calls for construction of 33 affordable residential units, 610m2 of retail space, a 322 m2 health centre and 4,490 m2 of offices, along with associated car parking, cycle parking and landscaped public realm.