Delancey and Land Securities’ Metro Shopping Fund has today submitted plans to Wandsworth Borough for a major development at Clapham Junction station.

The mixed-use proposal includes two new station entrances, a two-level pedestrian shopping street comprising nearly 250,000 sq ft of retail space, a one-acre roof top garden, an art house cinema and two 42-storey residential buildings with 556 homes.

The application today follows a public consultation earlier this year, as revealed by Property Week (25.01.08)

Jamie Ritblat, CEO at Delancey, said: ‘We have taken a great deal of trouble to ensure that our planning and consultation processes have been conducted through a very open and transparent process, involving all stakeholders, local residents and businesses in particular. Ultimately, it is they who will benefit from the new facilities, which we hope will create a vibrant and sophisticated new heart for the area.’

Richard Akers, managing director of Land Securities’ retail portfolio, said: ‘This application is a key phase in our longer term development plans. It is a great opportunity to lay the foundations to deliver a development of high quality design and excellent sustainability credentials, which will improve the area for everyone.'

Mick Martin, commercial property director for Network Rail, said: ‘Improvements to Clapham Junction station are integral to transforming the area, so delivering the new entrances is crucial. Network Rail has a long term strategy in place to improve Clapham Junction station and our work with the Metro Shopping Fund is a key part of these plans.’