Lant Street, London SE1

MRP was part of a consortium which acquired the former hot-air balloon-making factory in Lant Street, London SE1. Previous residential planning applications by others had failed due to the planners' resistance to the loss of employment use. Planning permission was obtained for a mixed-use residential and commercial scheme by retaining, but consolidating, the employment use in a corner tower, thereby liberating the bulk of the site for residential use. The site was sold on with planning consent to Acorn Homes within 12 months of acquisition and construction was completed by Acorn.

locationLondon SE1
architectForge Architects