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Clapham One


U+I Group transform areas of towns and cities into thriving communities and neighbourhoods, with a portfolio of mixed- use regeneration projects within London, the south-east, Manchester and Dublin.

In 2012, together with joint venture partners United House, U+I Group delivered a landmark £80m mixed-use regeneration scheme which has transformed leisure services across two sites in Clapham town centre, south west London.

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme provided Clapham with a new highly-sustainable leisure centre, a state-of-the-art library, a family health centre and high-quality residential accommodation, including affordable housing in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group.

The PPP deal meant that in the depths of the recession, U+I were able to secure £35 million funding for this important project, including loan funding from the Homes and Communities Agency's Kickstart programme, pre-sell £46 million of the development, and guarantee the London Borough of Lambeth a brand new library and leisure centre funded entirely from the sale of the private sector element of the development.


Mary Seacole House on Clapham High Street was replaced by The Library Building, designed by Studio Egret West. The ground floor and basement is based around an audacious spiral design, connecting to the new health centre, a café, performance space and community rooms, reinforcing the community spirit of the development.

The old Clapham Swimming Pool on Clapham Manor Street was replaced with a brand new sustainable leisure centre designed by LA Architects. Facilities include a 6-lane, 25m swimming pool, a much larger fitness suite, a 4-court sports hall, climbing wall and community rooms. The leisure centre opened to the public in December 2011.


Also located on this site is The Manor Building (19 private homes) and 4 Bicycle Mews (44 affordable homes in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group) both completed in July/August 2011.

Clapham One was awarded Best Mixed-use Development at the International Property Awards 2011 as well as 11 other awards for its architecture, housing design and the quality of its facilities.


Project data:

  • Date acquired: 2007
  • Date completed: 2012
  • Development value: £80 million
  • Architect: Studio Egret West, DLA Architecture, LA Architects, ABIR
  • Development partners: London Borough of Lambeth


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