Wandsworth Skyscraper Design Nominated for Award

24-storey tower one of three local buildings shortlisted in national competition

Mapleton Crescent modular housing development by Pocket Living

The 24-storey high Mapleton Crescent development in Wandsworth Town Centre which is set to be the tallest residential tower in Europe has been nominated for an award in a national building design competition.

It is one of three local developments that have been shortlisted for this year’s Housing Design Awards. As well as Mapleton Crescent, York Road’s redevelopment of the Shell garage site and the redevelopment of the St John’s Hill Estate opposite Clapham Junction station are in the final.


Pocket Living’s Mapleton Crescent development is currently being built through modular construction, which involves completed flats assembled in factories before being transported to the site and installed with cranes.

The redevelopment by Angle Property Ltd and architect TP Bennett of a former petrol station in York Road also made the shortlist. The site was designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop, and when complete will feature 36 flats for private sale and 53 lower cost apartments to be sold at a discount of at least 20% to first time buyers, singles or couples with a total annual household income of no more than £37,000.

Peabody housing association’s redevelopment of the St John’s Hill Estate opposite Clapham Junction station has also made the shortlist. The Burridge Gardens scheme involves a mix of private, social rent and shared ownership housing and will open up the estate to its surroundings, including a new link through to Wandsworth Common. The scheme, designed by architects Hawkins Brown, also involves a new community centre and public square.

Judges will visit all shortlisted schemes during the next few weeks. The Housing Design Awards were established in 1948 and is the longest running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Burridge Gardens, at Peabody’s St John’s Hill Estate, by architects Hawkins Brown

May 9, 2017