Shop Stop is being sold for £100m

Author: Cyril Richert

The 70,000 sq ft retail parade constructed in 1987, Shop Stop scheme at the entrance to Clapham Junction station on St John’s Hill, SW11 is being sold.

The shopping parade was previously owned by the Metro Shopping Fund, the joint-venture with Landsec and Delancey, but is now 100% owned by DV4, clients of Delancey, having bought in the other 50% in April 2017. The price is said to be around £100m – a circa 4% yield

Current retailers include a 5,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s Central, M&S Simply Food, Paperchase, Café Nero, Hotel Chocolat, Mac Cosmetics and Monsoon, as well as a 14,000 sq ft gym let to Fitness First. The property also contains office space on the first and second floors, with additional basement parking. Continue reading

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PCS to become a NHS centre

Author: Cyril RichertThe saga of the PCS building continues. A planning application (2018/2208) is being submitted to transform the first floor from office space to a healthcare facility.

Harmless enough, it seems to be due to the local community healthcare services having been transferred from St Georges NHS trust (who already have local facilities in the area) to Central London NHS trust (who don’t have many); it’s been a bit of an issue for a while in health circles and this seems a reasonably pragmatic (and cheap) solution. The NHS should receive appointments from hospitals for maternity/sexual health. Continue reading

Network Rail reveals ambitious plans for Clapham Junction station

Author: Cyril Richert

Clapham Junction station: Brighton Yard entrance

At the beginning of April, it was announced that Network Rail has taken over the running of the station to allow it to take any decisions on its redevelopment more easily.

NR is looking at options to relieve congestion in the short term, as well as investigating the feasibility of a massive station redevelopment in the longer term.
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Appalling exhibition on the future of the Winstanley/Clapham Junction Station area

Author: Cyril Richert

Did you support the two 42-storeys towers at Clapham Junction station in 2009? If so you will be very pleased that Wandsworth Council is now pushing for such avision, but with a more ambitious project transforming of the full area into a small Canary Wharf type development!

For others, you will wonder if you should cry or laugh, but you will certainly be flabbergasted by the vision presented by the Winstanley York Road regeneration team. Continue reading

Crossrail 2 community engagement meeting

Author: Cyril Richert

Crossrail2-map

Ahead of the plan to run Crossrail 2 through Clapham Junction, TfL and Network Rail have organised a meeting on 22nd July with the aim to provide a forum to inform, discuss and understand local issues and concerns arising from the Crossrail 2 project, as part of their on-going commitment to community engagement as the scheme develops. Continue reading

Our support for Crossrail 2 station on Grant road

Author: Cyril Richert

Blue Areas: These are areas where the Crossrail 2 proposals have a greater effect at ground level, such as for stations, temporary worksites or ventilation and emergency shafts.

On Wednesday 22nd July was organised a meeting to discuss a new community engagement panel TfL is proposing to establish in the Clapham Junction area.

As they work to refine the proposals for Crossrail 2, which includes a new station at Clapham Junction, they want to engage with representatives of the community panel, to provide more information about proposals for Crossrail 2,  to better understand local issues and what this means for our community.

Later this year a wider public consultation on the scheme will be organised. Continue reading