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Planning approved for 37-storey Vauxhall tower

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A 37-storey residential block by Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects (SDPS), earmarked for a 0.33ha site in south London, has been approved by Lambeth Council

The development in Wyvil Road, Vauxhall will contain 291 homes, up to 1,270m2 of ground shops and around 1,267m2 of office space – as well as selection of cut-away ‘sky court’ amenity spaces.

The scheme is within the footprint of the Greater London Authority’s Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, and will replace offices and a warehouse next to the mainline railway into Waterloo Station.

The tower and a lower six-to-eight storey block are linked by a single storey podium, with offices located on the first and second floors, meaning that the all development’s homes are at a higher elevation than the adjacent railway viaduct.

The site is bisected by a north-south pedestrian pathway which connects the north side of the viaduct and the wider Vauxhall Nine Elms Masterplan area.

SDPS said horizontal baguettes applied to the outer skin of the structure gave it a distinctive appearance.

Recommending the scheme for approval, Lambeth planning officers said the proposals offered a ‘high quality residential environment’ that included ‘generous on-site amenity and play space’.

The development was created for landowners Network Rail and Wyvil Road Ltd.

Wyvil Road tower

Plans for Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects’ 37-storey Wyvil Road tower

 

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