Alligator park plan for £230m mixed use London site

Grant Prior 6 months ago
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Developer Avanton is hatching plans for an alligator park and farm to be a feature of its £230m mixed use scheme in south London.

A snap of how the site would look
A snap of how the site would look

The Old Kent Road site contains an iconic gasholder which is set to be turned into a feature of the four acre housing and industrial project.

Avanton’s alligator plan would see the reptiles housed within a series of deep waterfeatures within the gasholder alongside a visitors’ centre and educational facility.

Part of the 48.8 metre high gasholder frame would be shrouded with special shielded glass to create a conservatory and the warm conditions alligators need to thrive.

Other alternatives being explored for the gasholder frame are to transform it into a striking art-like architectural feature within the gardens and parkland of the new development.

Within the skeleton of the gasholder there are optional plans for a pavilion, water features and gardens, providing a central feature for the residential and commercial buildings within the new development.

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