The development is genuinely mixed use with the new school at its centre. In addition to 290 residential units, the scheme provides 23 commercial units, 3,600 sqm, of flexible retail, office, community use floorspace, including café restaurant space for the new and existing businesses to re-establish the area as a thriving working community.These routes find their focus in a new public square that links to both Battersea Park Road and its station providing aplace that the community has been lacking. To the east this new square, through the open viaduct arches, is focussed on the new school, which has its main entrance opening onto the public square. The heart of the residential community is also located here in the form of a shared concierge and gym for residents.
Planning HistoryThe development lies at the western entrance to the Vauxhall / Nine Elms / Battersea Opportunity Area (VNEB OA). The site is located in a transitional zone that connects the very new to the more established and traditional residential neighbourhoods. The Western part of the site falls into The Park Town Estate Conservation Area and is also adjacent to the Battersea Park Conservation Area. The scheme also incorporated a new accessible entrance to Queenstown Road Station a grade II listed building and building connection into the arches of the Battersea Park Road listed railway bridge. Planning permissions were granted on 12th March 2015 with subsequent s106 and two separate s278 agreements with Wandsworth & Transport for London. A four part cultural strategy forms part of the planning obligations which involves community engagement for the design of the lighting installation beneathrailway viaduct, cultural wayfinding, primary school colourful fence on St Josephs and school temporary site hoarding.
|Developer:||Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd|
|Site size (ha):||1.82|
|Estimated date of completion:||12/2019|
|Schedule of accommodation:||5 x studio, 61 x 1 bedroom, 166 x 2 bedroom, 53 x 3 bedroom & 5 4+ bedroom|
|Tenure mix:||Private 230 - S/O: 30 (10%) - A/R: 30 (10%) HA (20%)|
|Size of typical home:||84-2 bed|
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