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Minervas Ram Brewery Called In

Following on from last week's announcement on the Arcadia Centre being called in for a public inquiry, Hazel Blears has opted for a second "suburban" London project to suffer the same fate.

The Ram Brewery scheme in Wandsworth is being developed by property company Minerva who plan tall buildings of 42 and 32 storeys with heights of 145.5 metres above ground level and 114 metres.

Also included in the EPR designed scheme are a number of other buildings including a series of residential blocks such as a part-9, part-16 storey tower 51 metre tall building overlooking Armoury Way that is planned to stand over basement parking.

In total 831 new residential units are planned of which 207 will be affordable housing. Another large component of the scheme will be 12,204 square metres of new retail space whilst there is also 2,226 square metres of office space penned in and underground car-parking for 492 cars.

Although the proposals have been approved by both the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and local Conservative-controlled Wandsworth council, the scheme is planned to incorporate a number of listed buildings which has seen it been opposed by various heritage bodies and will be the main reason for the call-in.

The Ram Brewery site is hardly of national interest though and not every large development that plans to build around and renovate existing buildings gets called in for a planning inquiry raising the question of whether anything else is going on such as attempts by the Labour government to try and play politics with the Conservatives.

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Ram Brewery Tower 1

Ram Brewery Tower 1
Ram Brewery Tower 2

Ram Brewery Tower 2
Ram Brewery Block G

Ram Brewery Block G
The Ram Brewery London
The Ram Brewery London