St William has released a new phase at its flagship Battersea development, Prince of Wales Drive.
The new release follows the sales success of the scheme’s inaugural phase – which is now 97% sold.
Prince of Wales Drive is a redevelopment of a five acre former gasworks site next to Battersea Park into a new community of 955 homes, surrounding 2.5 acres of open space.
The new release includes 72 apartments, each with a covered outdoor terrace or balcony.
The Squire & Partners masterplan for Prince of Wales Drive draws its inspiration from the 19th Century gasholders which once stood on site, the neighbouring lush green landscape of Battersea Park and the Victorian mansion blocks of Battersea.
Brickwork, metal work and inset balconies take their lead from the existing architecture of the local area, while a campanile tower – a focal point for the development – features a metal-framed façade similar to that of the historic Battersea gasholders.
Landscape design by Gillespies aspires to considered, generous and high quality open space. The central courtyard has a water feature, and together with two new public squares and gardens aims to “offer a haven of tranquillity in which to spend time”.
Alison Dowsett, Managing Director, St William, commented: “The new collection captures the essence of traditional Battersea, introducing design credentials which are contemporary, yet also considerate of the area’s heritage.”
The mixed-use development will also include a 24-hour gym, 50,000 sq. ft. of office space, a new nursery for 0-5 year olds, café and additional food and retail units.