Patel Taylor and John Thompson & Partners (JTP) have revealed plans for 374 new affordable homes as part of the fourth phase of the redevelopment of Battersea Power station
Developer, the Malaysian-backed Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), had been under fire to increase the number and speed up the delivery of affordable housing on the south-west London site.
Campaigners hit out last year at the lack of ‘non-luxury’ homes planned within the initial phases of the wide £8 billion scheme, claiming that just three of the first 2,400 flats had been earmarked as affordable family homes.
However BPSDC has now upped the number of affordable homes which will be built across the site from 517 to 581.
Patel Taylor’s plans, which will be submitted to Wandsworth Borough Council this summer, set out how 177 affordable homes will be delivered by 2019 with a further 197 completing in 2022.
Out of the 374 new homes built as part of this so-called Phase 4A (see site plan), 258 will be released at ‘discounted rental’ and 116 put on the market at a ‘discounted’ price.
Many of these homes will be ready three years earlier than planned
The scheme also includes 1,100m² of business incubator space aime at ‘local entrepreneurs’, a 1,580m² public health centre and 5,600m² of new public realm.
Other architects to be working on the landmark development include Wilkinson Eyre, Ian Simpson, dRMM, BIG, Frank Gehry and Foster + Partners.
Rob Tincknell, cheif executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, commented: ‘The Patel Taylor and JTP designs for the next mixed-use phase at Battersea Power Station are incredibly exciting.
‘They will allow us to deliver, on the behalf of our shareholders, a total of 581 affordable homes.
He added: ‘Many of the Phase 4A homes will be ready for occupation three years earlier than planned and to an outstanding quality through this modern take on London’s classic mansion blocks.
‘We are also proposing a vibrant mix of uses for the next phase of Battersea Power Station by creating flexible space for local entrepreneurs who are looking for a quality environment to start-up in and trade from, by bringing forward the early delivery of a much needed medical centre by some five and half years and by installing new public gardens and play space for everyone to enjoy.’