Wandsworth Council have approved plans for an 839 home scheme on the former site of the Battersea Gasholders. The proposal also includes 5,000sq m of education space along with a nursery, cafe, food retail units and public realm.
The site is being developed jointly by Berkeley Group and National Grid under the name St William with architects Squire and Partners.
The proposed landscape consists of a dynamic series of external spaces that respond to the light and shade, exposure and shelter created by the arrangement of the built form. Our primary focus throughout the process has been to maximise the potential for external spaces to be used by the residents of the new scheme and the members of the surrounding community for social activities. The use of external space for social activity creates a sense of community in the participation in shared activities.
Work is due to start next spring with the first homes completed by 2019. Further information on 101 Prince of Wales Drive, see BCAL London.