Plans for a Battersea, London Redevelopment Have Been Submitted
London, United Kingdom 8 February 2019
HTA Design-led proposals to redevelop a south London neighborhood with 2,550 homes, new shops and a new sports center have been lodged for planning.
The practice, along with Henley Halebrown and LA Architects, is working on the regeneration of the York Gardens Estate and Winstanley Road Estate in Battersea for a joint-venture partnership between Wandsworth council and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
Plans just lodged with the authority seek detailed consent for the scheme’s 500-home first phase, the tallest element of which is a 32-story HTA-designed residential block, which would feature a leisure center and a library designed by LA Architects at its lower levels. The tower and a lower-rise sister structure on the site would deliver 239 flats for private sale.
The hybrid application also seeks detailed consent for an eight-story red-brick-faced apartment block designed by Henley Halebrown, which the practice described as being inspired by 19th-century central London mansion blocks. The building, set around a courtyard, would deliver 64 private-sale homes and 63 “affordable” units.
HTA also designed a third element for the scheme’s first phase: a gateway structure that is 14 stories at its tallest and which will feature 136 affordable units and close to 400 square meters of commercial space.
Additionally, the application seeks detailed consent for a 2.5-hectare park on the site.
The design and access statement supporting the proposals said the scheme would “create an exceptional new place” in the capital that “exceeds the needs and expectations of existing residents.”
According to the document, 35% of the new homes earmarked for delivery will be classifiable as “affordable”.
Although the latest proposals are presented as the first phase of redevelopment for the Winstanley Road and York Road estates, HTA – along with Figureground Architects and Henley Halebrown – last year won planning permission for the scheme’s so-called “phase 0.”
It features 139 new homes split between a 20-story residential block and lower-rise units, and a six-story community building earmarked to provide a permanent home for Thames Christian College and Battersea Chapel Baptist Church.
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