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Kajima-SRM JV starts £150m London regeneration

Thursday 30 January 2020

Springfield and Tolworth Estate Partnership (STEP), a 50/50 joint venture between Kajima Partnerships and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures, has secured government approval to proceed with regeneration of the former Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, on behalf of South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG).

Work has already commenced to transform the 80-acre site into a regenerative development comprising two new state-of-the-art mental healthcare facilities, set to open in 2022, alongside 839 residential units, community facilities and a 32-acre public park. 

The development includes a district heating system and centralised energy centre, and will also provide a £5 million boost to local transport facilities.

The health facility will transform SWLSTG’s delivery of mental healthcare for 1.1 million Londoners and will provide for eight new inpatient wards as well as a comprehensive modernisation of the Trust’s community services.  Funding for this once-in-a-generation project is primarily through the redevelopment of surplus land on site.

Kirk Taylor, Head of Development at Kajima Partnerships, said: “This is a milestone project for SWLSTG and we are proud to have worked with them for a number of years to plan and now execute this landmark scheme, part of the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Project.  The first class facility, which is primarily self-financing, will be an exemplar of how mental healthcare facilities can be integrated into the community in a sustainable manner, as well as providing housing, transport and community facilities for the wider area.”