Mount Anvil purchased Cockpen House in Buckhold Road, SW18, from Minerva, with planning approval for a mixed use scheme on the 1.5 acre former office and warehouse block site.
This latest acquisition gives Mount Anvil a pivotal role in delivering the transformation of Wandsworth town centre, following the announcement earlier this week of a deal between Mount Anvil and Workspace for an £80 million scheme at Wandsworth Business Village, next to Cockpen House.
The £75 million Cockpen House scheme forms a strategic point in the town centre regeneration area, creating new pedestrian links through the town centre, together with smart ground floor shops and stylish offices. There will be four striking contemporary residential blocks rising up to 16 storeys, with balconies, terraces and podium level gardens, delivering 207 homes in total, with 184 homes for private sale. The 23 affordable homes in the scheme will be handled by One Housing Group. Work on site will start in summer 2011, with completion due in autumn 2014. The site is opposite Grade II listed King George's Park, noted for its nature conservation and an attractive focal point for the local community.