Barratt London have appointed Patel Taylor to draw up designs for a 28-storey tower on Lombard Road in Battersea. The scheme, which will comprise 135 one, two and three bedroom residential units with commercial space at the ground floor, overlooks the Thames and aims to reconnect with the river front, adding a new piece of public realm to the borough of Wandsworth.
The design brief was to provide a high quality residential scheme that optimises the site through both exemplar design and place-making principles. The building must provide quality and useable amenity space, which encourages interaction between residents, thereby developing an engaging sense of community and place.
These ambitions had to be packaged in a building that achieves an exemplar design externally, tying in to the distinctive streetscape, and internally to ensure the final scheme provides a high standard of accommodation. The apartments must meet the Mayor’s minimum space standards within the London Housing Design Guide and the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Housebuilder Awards 2016