In November 2016, Durkan completed the development of a new primary school at Putney Green in partnership with the London Borough of Wandsworth. Located on a former hospital site on the edge of Putney Common, the school was financed with cross subsidy proceeds from the sale of 24 new apartments on an adjoining site.
By joining in partnership with the London Borough of Wandsworth, this high quality development delivered a modern, sustainable, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Primary School through an efficient and joint venture partnership. It also offered excellent prospects for maximising sales values through the involvement of Durkan Estates – our inhouse development division, and managed concerns of community stakeholders through effective consultation systems, sensitive management of the project environment – bringing additional long-term benefits through a programme of local labour, training and community engagement activities.
Apartments enjoyed substantial balconies or terrace private amenity space; basement parking, and highly efficient centralised energy systems. Under the agreement, the school was completed and occupied before residential development could begin.
The Putney Green partnership allowed Wandsworth Council to deliver much needed Primary School Education places in the borough by liberating the ‘locked in’ value on this previously derelict site. Our partnership transformed this asset into modern education facilities and high quality housing for Wandsworth residents.