|Client||Trentworth Properties Limited|
The Ransomes Wharf site is located in Battersea on the northern edge of the London Borough of Wandsworth, 100 metres south of the River Thames and a short walk from Battersea Park and Chelsea Embankment. The development includes 118 high quality, private and affordable apartments along with flexible commercial space and significant public realm improvements.
The scheme’s design language and material choices reflect the historical context of the site, referencing the dockside warehouse aesthetic and the former Domus Tiles factory which was located near the Wharf. A brickwork ‘grid’, typical of London Wharves, and interpretations of existing patterns and materials found on the site, inform the elevational treatment.
Commercial units flank the square at ground level, enlivening the space and encouraging ‘occupation’ of the external spaces. Elements of play will be introduced throughout the public realm, which has been designed to complement existing facilities, especially those in nearby Battersea Park.
MSMR’s interior fit-out design concept continues to draw on the industrial warehouse aesthetic using a material palette of exposed structural concrete, rough cut timber, dark metal and Corten Steel finishes.
A key objective to improve the permeability of the site has been included in the scheme by means of newly formed pedestrian circulation routes, including a route along Ransome’s Dock to the east of the site.
Trentworth Properties Ltd is a subsidiary of Singapore-listed City Developments Limited.
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