Creates a sense of place and adds identity
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for St James Group
Contract value: £260m
GIA: 69 m², Cost per m²: £3,766
As mass housing on a riverside site, this series of buildings is exceptional. The appropriately named development offers bright sunlit space both inside and out and its effortless construction gives beautiful reflection, a lightness of touch and strong colour to this important transition site on the edge of the Battersea Power Station regeneration.
Six narrow blocks provide east or west facing units lining gardens and commercial squares. The landscapes give river views, making spaces punctuated with greenery and threaded with water features bringing interest and a soothing acoustic. Larger maisonettes have their own private gardens; for those who live above, the vertical circulation is brought outside the building skin, offering dynamic expansive views of the city and the river below. This singular move creates a sense of place and adds identity to the development.