Warriner Gardens

Battersea, London, SW11

Completion: Ongoing

Client: Marsa Holdings Ltd

 

The Team:

Jonathan Keysell

Sophie Latham

Diane Gardiner

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CGL has gained permission for a modern terrace of nine family townhouses on a portion of the site of what was previously the Old Imperial Laundry, which has since been converted to retail showrooms and offices.

Located within a predominantly residential area of Battersea, the proposals will sit in a former industrial setting, infilling an unwelcome break in the streetscape and stitching together the residential urban grain prevalent in Warriner Gardens. The design of the nine townhouses has been considered to relate in form and scale to the building line and vertical rhythm of the adjacent local housing stock, while avoiding the tendency to be postmodern or pastiche in attempting to match the vernacular too closely.

The proposals represent a modern version of the Victorian terrace, with clean lines, vertical emphasis and a solid, secure and sustainable construction. The townhouses will be articulated with striking angled bays and projecting vertical elements using a palette of materials inspired by those present locally and the history of the location.

The nine townhouses will be built to Lifetime Homes standards with level access throughout, comprising of basement and ground to third floors. The size of the houses has been informed by site constraints and similar appropriately-scaled local market housing; each house has a net internal area of 278m2, with 48m2 of amenity space. Each property will benefit from a private garden to the rear, directly linked to a sheltered lower-ground level courtyard patio, and inset balconies at upper floor levels.

The development is committed to exceed Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and is due to start on site in March 2016.

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