St. John's Hill, Clapham

This scheme involves the regeneration of a 1930s housing estate in Clapham, London, into an exemplary 21st century community. It includes over 500 new homes, over 400sqm of commercial space, a new community hub and 13,600sqm of landscaping and open space with a new central public square.


  • London, England, UK


  • Peabody

Project Status

  • Phase 1 complete, Phase 2 on site

“WSP | Indigo are a key member of the St John’s Hill project team. Further to securing the original consent for the regeneration scheme, they have been instrumental in obtaining planning consent for additional homes through two s73 applications. WSP | Indigo have continued to provide planning advice on the scheme to optimise its delivery.” 

- Tom Williamson, Senior Development Manager, Peabody

We led the planning process, working closely with client Peabody, architects Hawkins\Brown and other technical consultants. As well as taking responsibility for the planning application through to the signing of the S106 agreement and issuing of the decision, we headed the extensive consultation programme with local stakeholders.

We also managed the process of discharging the pre-demolition and pre-commencement conditions for Phase 1 of this three-phase project. This included preparing and updating a comprehensive conditions tracker for this phase. By liaising closely with Peabody, the technical team, and Wandsworth Council, we ensured both sets of conditions were signed off in time for demolition and that commencement works could start on site in accordance with Peabody’s programme of works.

In addition, we successfully pushed back the trigger point for the submission of details on materials through the approval of S96a applications. This meant Peabody could start work on site before providing the council with details of external building materials – keeping the project on programme.

Ultimately, as well as helping to create a new community, our planning strategy delivered over and above our client’s expectations by successfully increasing the town boundary to include part of the site – enabling a greater density of housing. Feedback from the Phase 1 residents’ survey included: “Fantastic, fantastic ... I am so happy about it. It’s more than what I expected.”

Value created
We led the project team through the planning process
Planning amendments increased homes from 527 to 599
We ensured 53% affordable homes and commercial viability
Appealing Community Infrastructure Levy saved over £1 million
Phase 1, with 153 homes, won RIBA and BDA awards

We provided

Town planning
Planning project management