Make’s Battersea gasometer scheme revived
A development partner is being sought to kick-start Make’s 800-home Battersea Gardens gasholders redevelopment in London
Landowner National Grid is on the hunt for a residential development partner for the 2 hectare site close to the Grade II*-listed Battersea Power Station.
Make’s long-awaited residential-led scheme could also include retail, offices, community facilities and public realm improvements.
Frank Filskow, partner at Make said: ‘The Battersea Gardens site forms a key part of the Nine Elms Opportunity Area Planning Framework. Taken together, this opportunity is the largest single area for regeneration in central London since Canary Wharf.
He added: ‘As one piece of the jigsaw, our masterplan has taken into consideration the wider area as well as the fabulous and rare opportunity for a truly wholescale sustainable development. We are looking forward to taking this working relationship forward with any future development partner.’
Jim Moore, joint venture manager at National Grid, said: ‘This site has the potential to deliver a truly sustainable development, providing a significant quantity of valuable employment uses and a large number of affordable and private homes in the heart of London. Key to bringing this forward will be the demolition of the gasholders and public consultation has already commenced to set this in motion.’
In October 2009, a pale-blue 1930s gasholder on the site was granted immunity from listing despite a government report which noted it’s ‘prominence as a local landmark’.
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