Battersea Reach is a multi award-winning, mixed-use waterfront development, which has transformed what was once London’s largest brown-field site into a new and vibrant urban quarter. The development consists of 1350 apartments spread over 14 separate buildings and built over several stages.
Within this new urban quarter the architecture is organised into two distinct languages. The riverside orientated “international style” and the Wandsworth-side, which speaks to the new London vernacular. The buildings are arranged along a central spine, with a new open park to the west.
Permeability was a key consideration when designing the scheme, with 65% of the site given over to landscaped public space. A 300 metre-long riverside walkway facilitates public access to the riverside for the first time since the 18th Century and creates a new series of river-edge habitats for wildlife.
Best Housing Project (Large Development), LABC Building Excellence Awards 2011
Best New Housing Project, National Homebuilder Design Awards 2000
Client: St George
Size: 13 acres
Skills: Masterplanning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design
Status: Phased completion