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Tue January 22 2019

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Builders sought for £30m KCL student scheme in south London

6 Aug 12 King’s College London is planning a £30m redevelopment of student accommodation and is advertising for contractors.

View of the refurbished Platanes House from the centre of King’s College Hall campus
View of the refurbished Platanes House from the centre of King’s College Hall campus

KCL, together with the University Partnerships Programme (UPP), has submitted plans to Southwark Council to redevelop the student residence on Champion Hill in East Dulwich.

The plans include the refurbishment of the Victorian building, known as Platanes House, and the replacement of the existing 1960s buildings, to deliver improved accommodation for students, and enhance the visual appearance of the campus.

The planning permission and listed building consent grants the construction of four new buildings ranging from between four and five storeys in height, refurbishment of Platanes and the Annex to provide a maximum of 740 student bedrooms.

The new buildings will be located around landscaped courtyards.The site’s historic pond will be reinstated to provide a new water feature.

For more details, see our Contract Leads section.

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