September 23, 2017

Palmerston Court gets green light from Wandsworth Council

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Wandsworth Council has given planning consent for Palmerston Court, a new housing development on the southern tip of Nine Elms in Battersea, one of the UK’s most exciting urban regeneration projects.

The four-building development, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) with all public realm by LDA Design, will create 162 elegant homes, many with views along the Thames towards the City. Twenty one per cent will be affordable shared ownership.

A series of public courtyards and gardens will create a network through the site and a connection to the wider Battersea area. In a part of London previously dominated by light industry and warehousing, it will become a lovely place to pause and spend time, as well as to live.

Palmerston Court sets a marker for design excellence for mixed-use sites. The buildings, which range in height from nine to 16 storeys, will also have stunning, flexible roof gardens, planted to provide year-round colour, providing safe and informal places for children to play.

“This is going to be a really special development that is well connected with the neighbouring £15 billion Nine Elms regeneration scheme,” said LDA Design director, Benjamin Walker. “From a rooftop orchard, which is set to become one of London’s only productive apple orchards, to inviting new places to socialise, the focus here is very much on creating a sense of belonging.”

The new public realm includes a sunny spot adjacent to the railway arches and protected from neighbouring busy roads. The site also features a private gym and indoor pool for residents, affordable office spaces for small businesses and start-ups, plus a pub and community cultural space.

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