Plans in: 17 Storey, 174 Flat Development in Battersea

London & Argyll have lodged plans with Wandsworth Council for a development of four buildings up to 17 storeys near the new under construction Battersea Power Station underground station in Nine Elms.

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The site currently houses two office blocks and two public houses, one of which is regularly host to shire horses. These will all be demolished, although both offices (almost double the current provision) and a pub will be provided in the new scheme.

palmerston5These will be joined by a cafe or restaurant, and 174 residential units. 130 of these will be for the private market, with 44 proposed to be for intermediate tenure (such as shared ownership).

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The scheme has been designed by Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, who make heavy use of cream brick in their design. Interestingly we see brick positioned vertically in some areas of the scheme, as well as arches provided within the brickwork. The next obvious progression for New London Vernacular after this would be a herringbone pattern.

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The overall buildings have a slightly curved facade, which combined with the arches gives the design a slightly post-modern appearance, although also being slightly reminiscent of the Palazzo della Civilta Italiana.

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