|Gasholders Make Way For 839 New Homes|
Site would include shops, a nursery and a public square
Wandsworth Council last week approved a plan to build 839 homes, a nursery, shops and public square on the former Battersea gasholder site in Nine Elms.
The proposal, a joint venture between developer St William and National Grid, would include 201 (24 per cent) affordable homes for local residents to buy or rent at a reduced price.
The four gasholders were decommissioned in 2013 and demolition is already well underway.
The disused gasworks occupies a key position between Battersea Park and the new town centre now being built at Battersea Power Station. The proposal would, with the agreement of Network Rail, create new routes through the site and on through two Victorian railway viaducts which wrap around it. These new links would form key connections in the new area-wide pedestrian and cycle network which is taking shape across Nine Elms.
The plans include 12 new buildings ranging in height from seven up to 26 storeys, designed by architects Squire and Partners.
The developer is set to make a £30million contribution to the cost of extending the Northern Line to this part of Battersea as well as a range of improvements to local community services.
A further £4million is being provided for improvements to neighbouring Battersea Park Station, including a second entrance and new lifts.