This project addresses two significant sites, both located within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area and within the emerging Battersea Design and Technology Quarter, in the immediate vicinity of Battersea Power Station.
The site at 38+48 Havelock Terrace will contain a 13-storey building comprising a total of 10,500 sqm of flexible workspace, while the neighbouring site at 16 Havelock Terrace will contain a 9-storey building comprising a total of 4,500 sqm of flexible workspace with a ground floor social/work hub serving the wider business community.
Both buildings have generous roof gardens, and the proposals are integrated within a local landscape strategy to improve public realm and to engage with neighbouring development and opportunity sites.
The buildings, designed as long-life loose-fit flexible commercial workspace, are Breeam Excellent and contain a mix of both former B1c and B1a type workspace. The B1c workspace is designed in accordance with the GLA Industrial Primer to ensure compliance with light industrial classification for these significant spaces that are located at the lower levels of each building.
The design has been considered following a detailed analysis of the site’s physical and historical context. This includes the surrounding building typologies and heights. The scheme’s appearance has been influenced by the industrial character of the area, taking material influence from the dominant Victorian Infrastructure including adjacent railway structures and Battersea Power Station itself.