The Site comprises an area of 1,056sqm and accommodates a single storey brick building on no.48, and an area of open yard at no.38. The Site is bounded by Havelock Terrace to the east and south, Pagden Street to the north, 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 looked at how the Council might build on the existing and new creative and design enterprises locating within the area.
In 2018, full planning permission was resolved to be granted for the demolition and redevelopment of no.38 Havelock Terrace as part of a 10-storey office-led mixed-use scheme (LPA Ref: 2017/7026; GLA Ref: 4390). This scheme would comprise 544 sqm. of light industrial use at ground, mezzanine and first floor level and 3,000 sqm. of office use on upper levels.
The above was not implemented. In the intervening time, the Applicant acquired no.48 Havelock Terrace, as encouraged by the Council, enabling a more comprehensive scheme along this part of Havelock Terrace.
The approved development comprises the demolition of the existing building on Site, allowing construction of a part-10, part 13-storey building comprising a total of 10,576sqm floorspace (GEA). The building includes plant, changing facilities, cycle parking at basement level; servicing and delivery at ground level; light industrial use over ground and first floor levels (1,530sqm GEA); and office floorspace on upper floors (8,218sqm GEA). A communal roof terrace is also provided for 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.