Friday, 18 July 2014 - 2:30pm

Plans for a 14-storey tower in Union Street, including 55 homes and new premises for the London Centre of Contemporary Music (LCCM) were approved by Southwark planning committee on 1st July 2014

The proposed building will provide 55 homes, 14 will be 'affordable'. In addition the developers, Sherwood Street and Taylor Wimpey Central London, will pay a further £1.1 million towards Southwark's fund for building new council homes. The scheme would enable LCCM to expand from 240 to 500 students and double the size of its full-time staff to 25 and would provide the LCCM with a basement plus four floors including a multi-functional space in the basement that can be used as a performance venue. The National Jazz Youth Orchestra will also relocate to the new building.

Carvil Ventures led the public affairs and stakeholder engagement programme for the development and continues to be engaged by Taylor Wimpey Central for post-planning issues.