HTA Design’s masterplan for a huge £1.4bn estate-regeneration programme in Battersea has been given the green light
The scheme, which will provide up to 2,550 new homes, was passed at the second stage by the Greater London Authority in November last year but was given the final sign-off by the council last week.
Led by a joint venture between housebuilder Taylor Wimpey and Wandsworth council, the scheme will also feature elements by Stirling shortlisted Henley Halebrown, Figure/Ground, LA Architects and landscape architect Farrer Huxley.
In addition to the new homes, 35% of which are designated as “affordable”, the scheme includes a leisure and community centre, library, children’s centre and nursery, and a new 2.49ha public park.
The tallest element of the scheme is a 32-storey HTA-designed residential block, featuring a leisure centre and a library designed by LA Architects at its lower levels.
HTA managing partner Simon Bayliss said the multi-practice architectural team had designed a scheme which would deliver “better homes for existing residents”.
He added: “An urban edge of taller buildings make the most of views of the Thames alongside various commercial and community spaces.”
The council and Taylor Wimpey have already completed two housing blocks on the site and are building a new Battersea Baptist Church and Thames College school. These schemes, dubbed “phase 0” of the masterplan, were given planning approval in September 2018.