The Site comprises an area of 441.5sqm and accommodates a two-storey brick building occupied by Chelsea Bridge Auto Centre and MOT Test Centre. The Site is bounded by Havelock Terrace to the north and east, Pagden Street to the south, and an elevated railway viaduct to the west. The railway viaduct includes a series of two-storey commercial and light industrial units set within the arches which benefit from an independent access road along the western boundary of the Site.
The Site is located within the Industrial Business Park (IBP) designated area within the Queenstown Road Strategic Industrial Location (SIL), and within the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Opportunity Area. The Site is further located within the Battersea Design and Technology Quarter (BDTQ). The BDTQ study, commissioned by the Council, provides a framework and strategic guidance on physical development and placemaking in the area, supported by an economic and commercial appraisal of the potential to capitalise on the economic opportunities being delivered by the development and transformation of the wider VNEB Opportunity Area. In particular, the study looks at how the Council might build on the existing and new creative and design enterprises locating within the area.
Permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing building on Site, allowing construction of a 9-storey building comprising a total of 4,567sqm floorspace (GEA). The building includes plant, changing facilities, cycle parking at basement level; a community hub (approx. 350sqm GIA), servicing and delivery at ground level; light industrial use (400sqm GEA) at first floor; and office floorspace on 2nd-9th floors (3,262sqm GEA). A 91sqm communal roof terrace is also proposed providing outdoor work and leisure spaces, together with ground floor public realm, landscape, and highways improvements including provision of on street landscaping, disabled parking and electric vehicle charging points.