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Wandsworth Greenlights Two New Tower Projects

Wandsworth Council has approved two new tall building projects in the borough showing just how much attitudes have changed at the council when it comes to the treatment of tall buildings compared to even a decade ago.

The first scheme is proposed for a site on Garratt Lane presently occupied by South Thames Collegal and Wellbeck House. It also bounds Wandsworth High Street, and 17-27 Garratt Lane.

Featuring three buildings, it's been designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for Wandsworth Council and South Thames College who are developing it together as a joint venture.

Two of the blocks are low-rise, one a mere four floors and the other seven, whilst the development is completely dominated by the 26-storey 85 metre tall tower. In all there will be 201 new apartments, plus 2,458 square metres of commercial space.

The second project given the greenlight by the planning committee is Battersea Park East that occupies part of Battersea Park Road and 276 Queenstown Road, and includes the renovation of the railway viaduct on the site.

Developed by Taylor Wimpey and also designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley, this project has no less than eleven blocks, the vast majority of which will be low rise reflecting the nature of the area around it, however block 1 will be 16-storeys and block 5 rises to 18-storeys and a height of 60.3 metres.

As well as 290 new homes, there will be substantial local planning gain in the form of a new primary school which the developer has undertaken to build, and 1.3 acres of public space.

Construction work on both projects is expected to begin in 2015.

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Garratt Lane Block B

Garratt Lane Block B
Battersea Park East Block 1

Battersea Park East Block 1
Battersea Park East Block 5

Battersea Park East Block 5
Battersea Park East, London
Battersea Park East, London