Halcyon Development Partners (Halcyon), in partnership with JRL Group, has secured planning approval for Woking’s first co-living development at 3-12 High Street, London. Designed by Assael Architecture, the proposals will deliver 329 new co-living units, publicly accessible amenities and spaces, and a new and improved home for Woking’s much-loved charity, The Lighthouse.
The project adds to Halcyon’s growing development pipeline and follows the delivery of over 800 new co-living units on three key sites in London in partnership with DTZi Investors.
The development will deliver a modern, accessible and functional new home for The Lighthouse, which has been co-designed with The Lighthouse community. The JRL Group is supporting The Lighthouse to secure and fit-out temporary premises for the construction period, so that they can continue to deliver their vital community services to Woking’s residents whilst their new home is constructed.
Harry Manley, Head of Planning at Halcyon, said: “The approval of our proposals is a significant milestone towards the delivery of this fantastic scheme with our partners JRL Group. The development will add to our delivery portfolio of market leading and award-winning co-living buildings. The design of the scheme has progressed collaboratively with the expertise of JRL alongside our own experience of co-living design. We have really enjoyed working with The Lighthouse, a much cherished and purpose-led local charity, and look forward to realising the ambition to deliver a new long-term home on the site for the group.”
Paul Cummins, Development Director at JRL Group, said “We have a long-running interest in Woking and are thrilled to secure the approval of proposals for this important town centre site alongside Halcyon. Working with award-winning Assael Architecture we have developed high quality co-living proposals which will provide much needed housing for Woking whilst responding sensitively to the surrounding conservation area. We look forward to realising the next stages of the project to bring forward the much-needed revitalisation of this key part of Woking’s high street, promoting strong prosperity for the town.”
The scheme has been designed for volumetric construction, and Halcyon and JRL Group expect to start on site in early 2024 with expected completion of the development occurring in 2026.
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