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MSMR's Battersea development given green light

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Wandsworth Council has approved plans by MSMR Architects to redevelop Ransome’s Dock in Battersea

The dock, close to the Thames riverside, is set to be redeveloped into 118 private and affordable residential apartments, 2,200 m² of commercial space and a new public piazza.

The 0.55 hectare site had previously been given consent in 2008 for a mixed use development, however MSMR was bought in by client Curatus to revise the proposals in June 2012.

The new plans will see a number of building range from 3 to 10 storeys in height and has been designed to maximise the impact of the new public piazza and reflect the character of the dock.

The area close to Battersea bridge is being described as a creative quarter in south west London. The area is home to the offices of Foster + Partners and the Royal College of Art campus.

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  • At least the maximum height is 10 stories (Eng Spelling) (quite enough), but the buildings are so dull. I live in Battersea and we are constantly fighting for better design and lower heights. These buildings show no sign that they could be humanised by their contents...human beings! More mixtures of shapes, please architects...bring back arches, keep our eyes entertained. Leave room for some green stuff. No one is going to say 'how nice, you live there do you?' about these buildings are they? They will say 'How convenient for the City!'

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  • 'stories' in this instance is surely not correct. It is the plural of 'story' and only correct only if describing a number of story tales.
    Storeys is the plural of 'storey' describing a horizontal division in a building.
    Otherwise Julia's comments on lack of 'green stuff'' is so relevant. Perhaps 'greenery' would have been more descriptive (English for 'soft landscaping' ?)

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