The site is within a densely populated local area and is adjacent to a primary school. Due to the status as an operational business village, existing tenants needed to be dealt with in addition to the local community. Some sensitive issues arose throughout the process which required careful handling and communication to local stakeholders.
The programme consisted of engagement with The Wandsworth Society, The Wandsworth Town Centre Partnership, West Hill Primary School, local residents and businesses, ward councillors and senior councillors. Feedback from all stakeholders was fed into the proposals as they progressed, and the project team ensured consistent communication with all relevant parties.
An extensive programme of meetings and briefings was put in place to seek to explain the proposals in detail. This was followed by two public exhibitions and ongoing briefing with local councillors.