Proctor and Metthews Architects have been appointed by Peabody as the project leader and design team co-ordinator for the regeneration of South East London’s South Thamesmead.

The practice will now work in partnership with Mecanoo to create a masterplan for the site which will see the development of a scheme to deliver almost 2,000 new homes in the Thameshead housing zone across the London Borough of Baxley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

It’s anticipated that the planning application for the scheme will be submitted in winter 2015 in conjunction with detailed planning application for 500 new homes in Southmere Village, as the first stages of development.

The design team also includes:


  • • Pitman Tozer Architects, Bell Phillips Architects and Project Orange (detailed design)
  • • Turkington Martin (landscape architecture)
  • • CBRE (planning and residential development consultancy)
  • • Max Fordham (utilities, services, energy)
  • • Peter Brett Associates (structural, civil & highways, engineering).

Jeremy Stibbe, Executive Director Development and Sales at Peabody said: “Thamesmead’s housing zones will be about more than simply new homes. We want to innovate and build on Thamesmead’s unique history and character. There is an opportunity for the area to become synonymous with exemplar urban design; with extensive public realm assets, leisure and cultural opportunities, a dynamic local economy, and thriving and aspirational communities.”