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TP Bennett to convert Grade II-listed college into flats

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TP Bennett has been given the green light to convert a Grade II-listed 1890s college building in south London into more than 200 flats.

The scheme, which will transform the former Westminster Kingsway College site in Battersea Park Road, also includes plans to turn the existing Tate Library into a restaurant and wine bar.

Designed by EW Mountford, the architect behind the Old Bailey, the building was originally occupied by the Battersea Polytechnic and boasts a 'rich Wrenaissance' facade.

As well as refurbishing the building's main wings, the practice intends to demolish a number of 1950s additions and replace them with new brick and stone structures.

Describing the project, practice director Chris Bennie said: 'The scheme will preserve a much-loved local landmark, peeling away unsympathetic later additions and replacing them with new apartment wings in a cooler, restrained Modernism.'

In total the scheme will create 204 apartments for developer St James and is expected to be complete by the end of 2008.

by Richard Waite

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