Five Wandsworth developments shortlisted for national housing design awards

Published: 26 April 2017

Wandsworth is home to some of the best design in the country, after five new developments were shortlisted for a long-running and prestigious national competition.

Finalists for this year’s Housing Design Awards include schemes in Wandsworth town centre, Putney, Roehampton, Battersea, and Clapham Junction, including properties for sale as well as for low cost home ownership, below market rent, and student accommodation. 

They include Pocket Living’s Mapleton Crescent development which is set to be the tallest residential tower in Europe built through modular construction, which involves completed flats assembled in factories before being transported to sites and installed with cranes.

The site in Wandsworth town centre was designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop, and when complete will feature 36 private flats and 53 to be sold at a discount of at least 20% to first time buyer singles or couples with a total household income of around £37,000.

Peabody housing association’s redevelopment of the St John’s Hill Estate opposite Clapham Junction station has also made the shortlist. The Burridge Gardens scheme involves a mix of private, social rent and shared ownership housing and will open up the estate to its surroundings, including a new link through to Wandsworth Common. The scheme, designed by architects Hawkins Brown, also involves a new community centre and public square.

The University of Roehampton commissioned Henley Halebrown architects to design new student homes in the grounds of the Grade II* listed 18th century Georgian villa Downshire House. The shortlisted Chadwick House was completed in 2016.  

In Putney, former office premises on Upper Richmond Road have been transformed into 113 new flats, a new public square and more than 47,000 sq ft of flexible office and shop space. London Square’s development was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, incorporates a south-facing private garden for residents, along with communal roof gardens.

The redevelopment by Angle Property Ltd of a former petrol station in York Road, Battersea also made the shortlist. This project would create flats for low cost rent and for private sale, designed by architects tp bennett.

Judges will visit all shortlisted schemes during April and May. The Housing Design Awards were established in 1948 and are the longest running industry awards scheme in the UK.

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