Planning Approvals
2015-06-03

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Over 800 new homes set for planning permission at former Battersea Gasworks

The London Borough of Wandsworth has resolved to grant planning permission for a new mixed-use development in Battersea by St William.  This project marks the first St William scheme to secure a resolution to grant since the new joint venture between National Grid and The Berkeley Group was launched in November 2014.

839 homes will be built on the five acre site of the former gasworks located between Battersea Park and Battersea Power Station. The master plan consists of 12 buildings ranging from two to 26 storeys in height and a new public square. It will bring £367m of investment, create 370 jobs in construction and 123 permanent jobs on completion. The development will include 50,000 sq ft of new educational floor space, 201 affordable homes, a nursery, food retail unit, café and public realm improvements.  

Alison Dowsett, Managing Director of St William, said: "We are delighted to secure a resolution to grant for the first St William site. This will open a former industrial site up for the first time in over 150 years and create a fantastic new place for the borough."

Vacant possession is due in spring 2016 with construction scheduled to start on site soon after. First occupations are scheduled for 2019.  More of about our involvement on the project can be found on our Projects page.