Cottrell and Vermeulen appointed to design new 600-place secondary school in Bermondsey
15 September 2015
Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture has been appointed by Grosvenor to design a new secondary school as part of a new development close to Bermondsey underground station in south London. The overall development, lead by Karakusevic Carson Architects, will see the rejuvenation of a former biscuit factory and adjacent university campus previously occupied by Lewisham Southwark College.
The historic Peek Frean Biscuit Factory closed in 1989. The site currently includes historic buildings with office, industrial and studio space for small businesses managed by Workspace. These will be retained and integrated into the new masterplan. The site was acquired by Grosvenor in October 2013 and has a previous planning permission for 800 new homes, employment space and a park.
Richard Powell Executive Director, Development at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland said: “We have assembled a terrific team for the job. These architects know London intimately and we are confident they will capture the best of Bermondsey and infuse this into the designs. It is important that we listen to what the local community wants and meet their long-term needs, including much-needed new homes.”