Transforming the area between Queenstown Road and Battersea Park Stations to create a vibrant new mixed use development and community
The London Borough of Wandsworth has unanimously resolved to approve proposals to transform this area between Queenstown Road and Battersea Park Stations to create a vibrant new mixed use community by creating a brand new school building for St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, new shops, offices and restaurants as well as delivering high quality new homes including affordable family homes.
Shaw Corporation has represented Addition Land alongside Taylor Wimpey to work closely with the landowners, Network Rail and the Archdiocese of Southwark as well as the school governors, to revitalise this largely derelict and underutilised area between Battersea Park and Queenstown Road Stations.
In summary, the development will include the following benefits:
- Delivery of 290 new homes including a range of unit sizes which contribute to the housing needs of the Borough, including 60 onsite affordable homes as well as homes specifically suitable for families
- Delivery of a new, modern and fit for purpose primary school expanded to provide a two-form entry plus early years accommodation
- Development of high architectural quality designed by leading architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (shortlisted for 2014 RIBA Stirling prize)
- Creation of a new pedestrian link between Queenstown Road and Battersea Park Rail Stations, substantially improving permeability across the site and within the local area, and
- Delivery of flexible office, retail and community uses, designed to accommodate small and medium sized occupiers which will add activity and vibrancy to the newly created community.
Public realm and landscaping proposals include a new pedestrian route, linking the two Overground stations, the sensitive renovation of the existing railway arches and the creation of a new public square. Works to St Mary's Catholic Primary School - which is the Evening Standard's flagship school for the "Get London Reading Campaign" - include increasing capacity to a two-form entry and a new early years centre.
Shaw Corporation has worked with Addition Land from the outset to identify the initial opportunity at Battersea Exchange and successfully collaborated with the landowners (Network Rail and the Archdiocese of Southwark) over a number of years to create a framework to take forward the delivery of this project.