Penry Street Old Kent Rd 2 Project Sheet.pdf

Where: 233-247 Old Kent Road / Penry Street, SE1

Who For: LB Southwark

What: 24 homes and 179 sqm commercial   

Architect: Conran + Partners 

The scheme, on the site of a former Total petrol station will deliver 13 new council homes and 11 private homes alongside three commercial units on the ground floor which will be retained and let by the Council.  This development is just one of dozens of schemes in the pipeline for the Old Kent Road, which will ultimately deliver 20,000 new homes for the area, helping to address Southwark’s housing shortage.  

Comprising two blocks (five and four storey) plus a three-storey wing on Penry Street, the development has been designed to complement the Victorian character of its surroundings.  It will also repair a significant gap in the commercial facades along this stretch of Old Kent Road (originally caused by WW2 bombing).

Working for the London Borough of Southwark, CMA secured planning permission for these proposals in 2021 and also advised on the approach to be taken with planning conditions. 

  • Borough: Southwark
  • Scale: Major
  • Status: Approved
  • Sector: Affordable Housing