Montford Place

Montford Place, SE1

A site nestled in Kennington, located next to the Beefeater Gin Distillery, and that is currently being used to support the Northern Line Extension. Our proposals respond to the vibrant community growing around Kennington Lane and its distinctive historic and industrial characteristics.

The site itself has a rich history of industrial use, which we are adding by including over 2,700sqm of light industrial workspace alongside 139 homes.


Project Status: RIBA Stage 3 Design


Preparing to Start on Site

Our Proposals at

Montford Place

Montford Place provides a unique opportunity for Connected Living London to deliver a vibrant, creative workspace for small and medium businesses alongside 139 quality rental homes, 40% of which will be affordable.

40% Affordable



ranging from spacious 1 beds to family-sized homes

light industrial WORKspace

2,700SQM designed to suit small & medium sized businesses

Montford Mews

acknowledges the industrial past & celebrates the local heritage

  • May 2019
  • July 2019
  • November 2019
  • November 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • May 2020
  • December 2020
  • Montford Place Announced

    Timeline 5

    In May 2019, Connected Living London unveiled Montford Place as one of our first-generation sites

  • Meet the team

    Timeline 5

    Given the vibrant community and the history surrounding the site at Montford Place, we opened a dialogue with local residents at the earliest opportunity. We took the time to share our initial thinking, but most importantly we listened to what they had to say about the area.

  • Our Public Consultation

    Timeline 5

    The Foundry, 19 & 23 November 2019

    We shared our plans with the local community for the first time in November 2019 at our public exhibition. We welcomed over 65 people over the two days, and collected invaluable insight into our scheme that helped inform its evolution over the months ahead.  

  • Online polls

    Timeline 5

    We know not everyone can attend Public Exhibitions, so we decided to make participation easier by giving the people the chance to respond to our polls. Over 15,138 people visited our website while our polls were open, and we received close to 6,000 responses which helped us develop our proposals.


    Timeline 5

    Following our engagement with local residents, community groups, local councillors and online polls, we collated and reviewed the feedback received. Between November 2019 and January 2020, we considered how we could respond to the comments; as a result, we amended the architecture to respond to the industrial characteristics.

  • Our Public Exhibition

    Timeline 5

    The Foundry on 13 February & Wyvil Primary School on 15 February 2020

    We held our second-drop in session in February 2020, where people were given the opportunity to talk to the project team about our updated proposals. We heard a lot of stories about how Kennington has evolved in the last few decades, and the local community shared with us how significant the area’s heritage is to them.

  • Planning Application Validated

    Timeline 5

    Lambeth Council validated our planning application in April 2020 and invited consultation responses to our submission via its online portal.

  • Planning Committee

    On Tuesday 15 December our proposal for 139 well-designed, quality rental homes at Montford Place was given the green light by Lambeth Council.

We will provide our future residents, local employees and the existing community with active and vibrant landscape spaces. Our design references the site’s industrial past and uses a sustainable and diverse approach to planting, in order to deliver fresh contemporary spaces for users of all ages and mobilities.

Sustainable Development

At CLL, sustainable means more than the environment. It’s also about delivering for the local economy, and about designing a scheme with and for the existing community and about improving their quality of life. At Montford Place, our commitment to the economic, environmental, and social means we can maximise the positive impacts transforming the site will have, such as enhanced greening and delivering much-needed maker-space in Lambeth.


Promote active travel

encouraging people to walk or cycle by making it easier and safer

Local employment

supporting long-term employment opportunities

Greening and landscaping

including vertical climbers located within Montford Mews

innovative energy strategy

Harnessing warm air to heat the homes, up to 350% more efficient

Connected Living at Montford Place

The homes being built will be connected to the world around them, with super-fast broadband and smart home technology could be integrated into the apartments

Our homes at Montford Place will be ideally located. They will benefit from being in close proximity to the Victoria and Northern lines, and an array of bus routes. Montford Place is also connected to London by an extensive cycle network providing easy access to Elephant & Castle, Victoria and beyond

At Montford Place, we’re proposing a variety of internal and external shared amenity spaces for our residents, including a roof terrace, gym, and workspace. All Connected Living London residents will  be able to access the shared resident amenity space at our developments; for example, if you live at Montford Place but an appointment takes you to Enfield, you could work from the Cockfosters development.
Montford Mews will establish a local hive of activity that people will visit, stop and socialise while the light-industrial workspace – which could be home to a range of creatives industries – will add to the vibrancy that is established in Kennington

Montford Place

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27 Montford Pl, Oval, London SE11 5DE, UK