Sterling Place residential project breaks ground in New Malden, London

A groundbreaking ceremony on January 17th marked the initiation of Barratt London's ambitious residential project, 'Sterling Place,' set to revitalise the historic site once owned by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co in New Malden, London. The project, for which Chapman Taylor is the architect, aims to provide 456 new one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, of which 169 will be affordable homes.

The development pays homage to the rich history of Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., a pioneering printing company known for its contribution to polymer banknotes and postage stamps for various countries. Sterling Place incorporates eco-friendly features, including podium gardens, play areas, and extensive tree and shrub planting, contributing to a 10% biodiversity net gain in the area.

Designed with environmental sustainability in mind, each energy-efficient home is projected to achieve an EPC rating of B or above. The site boasts 240 electric charging points, over 900 cycle storage spaces, and solar panels, showcasing a commitment to green living.

Sterling Place, replacing a derelict former print works, features nods to the original site's history through muted green tones and patterns inspired by early 1900s banknotes. The development consists of seven staggered-height blocks, ranging from seven to fourteen storeys, offering panoramic views over south-west London and towards the City.

Chapman Taylor Director Michael Swiszczowski attended the groundbreaking ceremony, who commented "Chapman Taylor is delighted to be supporting Barratt London in their ambition to provide much-needed housing for the New Malden area. Sterling Place has been designed to the highest possible sustainability standards and adopts a unique design narrative that weaves together the past and present".

Sterling Place is scheduled for completion in 2027, with the first phase delivering homes in Winter 2025.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, UK

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. He joined the UK Board in 2022 and continues to take an active role in developing the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

Michael is a regular speaker at residential and property conferences where he articulates Chapman Taylor’s design approach and skill-sets. He is also an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

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