Construction has started on the first 211 homes at the King George’s Gate site in Tolworth, south-west London.
Residential construction and regeneration development provider Lovell has been appointed as main contractor for the development of the 11-acre site.
The site, which sits directly adjacent to Tolworth station, has been vacant for almost 20 years.
The new development will seek to address housing need in the local area.
Phase One is due to be completed by July 2023, and all 211 homes be for affordable homes for shared ownership.
As well as a focus on high-quality homes, there will be a strong focus on the quality of public realm.
The scheme will include a new bus stand, a cycle hub, and a restaurant/café centred around a new public square.
Catriona Simons, chief executive of The Guinness Partnership – which appointed Lovell as main contractor – said: “We are delighted to have started construction at our site in Tolworth.
“This development will provide much needed, high-quality homes in the area, and is part of our long term commitment to building new homes and creating communities in London, and across the country.”
Stuart Gibbons, London and Southern managing director at Lovell, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by The Guinness Partnership to work with them to develop 211 homes as part of Phase One of its Tolworth scheme.
“It’s a fantastic development with great potential and we are pleased to have started on site.”
Main image: CGI rendering of Lovell’s Tolworth development – Square View
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