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07.03.17

The St John’s Wood Square Project Construction Liaison Group (CLG) met on 21 February. The primary purpose of the meeting was to brief the CLG on the emerging draft Site Environment Management Plan (SEMP), which was is required to be produced and consulted upon as part of Westminster City Council’s Code of Construction Practice.

The meeting provided an opportunity to re-state the St John’s Wood Square Project’s commitment to being a considerate developer and to reiterate a series of commitments given at the previous CLG meetings. A particular focus for discussion was a pledge to contain noisy works within core working hours and a commitment to ‘Silent Saturdays’.

The St John’s Wood Square project team explained the appointment of a main contractor would play a significant role in shaping the draft SEMP. It was suggested by the CLG that St John’s Wood Square would benefit from adopting best practice from previous development schemes where disruption to the local community had been minimised.

02.12.16

On the 24th and 26th November, Craigewan held a public exhibition on their updated design proposals for St John’s Wood Square Project. The purpose was to share and consult on design amendments which will be submitted to Westminster City Council as part of a S.73 planning application at the end of the year. The exhibition panels laid out the design changes that would further refine and enhance the scheme in line with the vision to create a high quality, family-orientated development, which is in keeping with the St John’s Wood area.

Details of the proposed changes for each of the site’s main zones were explained, along with panels on the site’s history and landscaping, access and parking, sustainability, construction programme and traffic route proposals. The full exhibition panels can be viewed here.

Westminster City Council will also be consulting with residents, businesses and the local community once the application has been submitted and validated.

St John’s Wood Square Construction Liaison Group – Meeting Note, 22 November 2016

The St John’s Wood Square Project Construction Liaison Group (CLG) convened for a meeting on 22 November to discuss the latest designs for the scheme and updates to the construction programme. The meeting began with a summary of the principle design changes to the scheme and the rationale behind them. The CLG were made aware that the changes would be displayed at two public exhibitions taking place on 24th and 26th of November. This meeting focused on the location, size and number of residential units and proposed changes to the external treatment of a number of the residential blocks.

This was followed by a summary overview of works which had been undertaken on the site since the last CLG meeting. These included the conclusion of the archaeological digs by MOLA, the removal of the render from the exterior of the Riding School, the sewer surveys, party wall agreements and other investigative works on site.

As a result of the latest investigative works into the soil composition, the construction approach and timeline is being revised. The basement dig time is being extended due to the need to utilise a different methodology, resulting in an overall demolition and construction period of five and a half years. Craigewan made a commitment to making the protection of neighbourhood assets a key priority.

The group was provided with an update on construction traffic routes with an overview of all proposals that were considered before the preferred option was selected. Craigewan pledged to work closely with residents on any concerns raised. This was one of several construction commitments outlined by Craigewan which would be adopted during the construction phase. It was stated that the proposed Site Environment Management Plan (SEMP) would be drafted to meet the requirements of Westminster City Council’s new Code of Construction Practise and the developer would be signing up to the Considerate Contractors’ Scheme.

22.11.16

Second 73 Public Consultation

We will be holding a presentation of the design changes for the redevelopment of the former St John’s Wood Barracks.

Members of the project team will be on hand to guide you through the exhibition material, answer any questions and seek your comments on the proposals.

Event Type Location Date and Time
Public Exhibition – Design Proposals
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Thursday 24th November 2016
4.00pm–8.00pm
Public Exhibition – Design Proposals
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Saturday 26th November 2016
10.00am–2.00pm

06.10.16

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) has presented a report following the archaeological excavation at St John’s Wood Square. The excavation covered three further areas, taking the total number investigated to date to five. The areas defined by this phase are known as Area 2, Area 3 and Area 4.

The four trenches created in Area 2 found that the latest development of the barracks had removed all previous above the ground structures and did not uncover any foundations or other below ground structures.

The three trenches in Area 3, the former administrative building complex, revealed a footing (type of foundation) and a soakaway (drainage system). There is a possibility that these structures may be associated with the mid-19th century Magazine.

The three trenches in Area 4, car parking spaces in the south of the site, found a foundation for a wall that was probably for the 1835 former accommodation block. Masonry for possible internal structures was also found in the Area.

In concluding, the report found that all previous above ground structures have been removed in the excavation areas but isolated remains of below ground structures remain and may be impacted by the site.

16.05.16

A ‘Community Liaison Group’ made up of local residents, businesses and councillors has met to establish a forum with Craigewan the developers to openly discuss next steps in the development timeline, and also to tackle any issues quickly. Please find here the group’s terms of reference.

Whilst the Community Liaison Group is open to residents, we aim to ensure that it is fairly balanced and represents the views of a wide range of local residents. If you would like to find out more, please email info@stjohnswoodsquare.com

17.11.14

The Planning Application has been submitted to Wesminster City Council and the application reference number is 14/08070/FULL. Planning documents submitted can be found on the Westminster City Council website or here on this website.

16.07.14

Exhibition Material – July 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent exhibition and presentation. The exhibition material presented at the July events can now be viewed here. If you have any questions regarding this information please contact us on the details found on the Contact us page.

02.07.14

Second Public Exhibition

We will be holding our second public exhibition to present the design proposals for the redevelopment
of the former St John’s Wood Barracks. Members of the project team will be available to discuss the
project and answer your questions.

Please drop in to the exhibition to see the design proposals for the site and let us know your views.

Event Type Location Date and Time
Public Exhibition – Design Proposals
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Wednesday 9th July 2014
2.00pm–7.00pm
Public Exhibition – Design Proposals
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Thursday 10th July 2014
2.00pm–7.00pm
Public Exhibition – Design Proposals
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Saturday 12th July 2014
10.00am–3.00pm

Presentation

Local residents are also invited to join the architects and project team for a presentation of
the proposals. Please let us know if you would like to attend this event by contacting us.

Event Type Location Date and Time
Presentation
Public event
The Riding School
St John’s Wood
Barracks-Entrance
from Ordnance Hill
Tuesday 15th July 2014
7.00pm–9.00pm

20.06.14

Exhibition Material – June 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent exhibition and presentation. The exhibition material presented at the events can now be viewed here.

Further exhibitions will be held in the near future; we will advise residents in the local area of these and details will be posted on our ‘News & Events’ page. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us on the details found on the contact Us page.

22.05.14

Public Exhibition

We will be holding public exhibitions to present the concept design proposals for the redevelopment
of the former St John’s Wood Barracks. Members of the project team will be available to discuss the
project and answer your questions.

Please drop in to the exhibition to see the initial designs for the site and let us know your views.

Event Type Location Date and Time
Public Exhibition – Concept Designs
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Wednesday 11th June 2014
2.00pm–6.30pm
Public Exhibition – Concept Designs
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Thursday 12th June 2014
2.00pm–7.00pm
Public Exhibition – Concept Designs
Public event
7 Queens Terrace
St John’s Wood
NW8 6DX
Saturday 14th June 2014
10.00am–3.00pm

Presentation

Local residents are also invited to join the architects and project team for a presentation of
the proposals. Please let us know if you would like to attend this event by contacting us.

Event Type Location Date and Time
Presentation
Public event
The Riding School
St John’s Wood
Barracks-Entrance
from Ordnance Hill
Wednesday 11th June 2014
7.00pm–9.00pm