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Mayor of Wandsworth switches on Christmas lights at Garratt Lane

Posted: 20/12/2021

Christmas cheer has been brought to Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, LB Wandsworth thanks to the donation of a Christmas tree and lights by Higgins Partnerships.

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field was on hand to attend the official switch on of the lights on 17th December with representatives from the council, Higgins Partnerships and the local community.

The tree has been installed in pride of place in front of the existing health centre and pharmacy, close to where Higgins Partnerships is regenerating council owned land to provide 193 flats and houses along with the much-anticipated new Brocklebank Health Centre.

Steve Boreham, Construction Director for Higgins Partnerships comments, “We are delighted to be able to donate this tree and lights and bring some festive cheer to the local community this Christmas. We would like to thank the Mayor for taking the time out of his busy schedule to attend our switch on.

“We are pleased to have started work on site and look forward to providing the community with much needed new homes, commercial units, a new pharmacy and the health centre.”

The Garratt Lane development will deliver 105 private sale homes, 65 Shared Ownership and 23 social rent properties. In addition, four commercial units will be built, a new pharmacy and the replacement of Brocklebank Health Centre with a larger brand-new state of the art health centre which will be located on the corner of Swaffield Road and Garratt Lane, as part of an agreement with the NHS. The private sale and affordable homes will be marketed through Higgins Homes.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “This represents another key element in our plans to revitalise and improve this part of Garratt Lane. There has already been substantial investment here with the addition of a brand new primary school and nursery, and we have now moved onto the next stage of this neighbourhood regeneration scheme and delivering a state-of-the-art health centre alongside new homes – including many affordable homes for families on lower incomes.”

The site was previously occupied by the 1960s Brocklebank building, a car park and some shops. The existing medical centre will continue to operate until the new one is completed, guaranteeing uninterrupted service to residents during the construction period.

The new scheme has been designed by PTE Architects.

 


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