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CABE adds weight to Battersea Scheme

CABE is backing Treasury Holding’s £5.5 billion proposals for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

The government design watchdog this week celebrated the ‘intelligent’ and ‘well-resolved’ scheme, masterplanned by Rafael Viñoly for the South London landmark.

The panel praised the ‘simple’ riverside park and oval-shaped landscaping for creating a ‘strong setting’ to the Giles Gilbert Scott’s grade II* structure.

But panellists were concerned about overshadowing within the ‘dense’ 3,700 home mixed-use development claiming the tall buildings which line a 25m-wide access road could create a ‘deep, overshadowed street’.

Nevertheless Diane Haigh, director of design review at CABE said the latest bid had been a ‘model process.’

She said: ‘[Both] the developer and the architect have been very open to the panel’s comments. We have reviewed [this scheme] six times - which is unusual - but this … has resulted in improvements at each stage and a very strong scheme which CABE is confident will be a success.’

Rob Tincknell, managing director of Treasury Holdings said: ‘From the masterplan’s inception, we have worked closely with CABE in what has been a very productive consultation process.

‘As a consequence, we have produced a development which is both exciting and deliverable, and will see the sensitive revival of the iconic Power Station.’

Tincknell feels CABE’s verdict will ‘[mark] another major step towards the delivery of the scheme and the regeneration of the Nine Elms area.’

Wandsworth Council is expected to consider the outline planning application this summer.

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