New High Rise, Plaza and Artists' Studio For Lombard Road Junction

Big Yellow is redeveloping its Wandsworth site

Images/visualisations: Mountford Pigott/Wandsworth Council

October 18, 2019

The corner of York Road and Lombard Road is being transformed into a micro-village with a mix of new buildings including homes, workplaces, leisure spaces and self storage.

The Big Yellow storage company, which has long occupied half the site with its warehouse facilities, is behind the redevelopment. Big Yellow Ltd was granted planning permission earlier this year to demolish the existing buildings and erect a new 9177 square metre, six storey self-storage facility including artists' studios and flexible office space as well as a 20 storey residential block with 168 residential units and ground floor retail availability. The first and second floors of the tower will be offices and there will be basement parking, cycle parking and surface level parking.

A new plaza on Lombard Road is planned and landscaping is being undertaken by Gillespies who also created Riverlight’s exterior spaces in Nine Elms. Gillespies will introduce tree and shrub planting to complement the existing mature London Plane trees which occupy the main plaza spaces. Podium gardens are to provide a private amenity space for residents, and a large raised lawn will be built for informal leisure and ‘doorstep’ play. A decked terrace situated in front of the podium is to offer residents views out towards the river.

Images/visualisations: Mountford Pigott/Wandsworth Council

Affordable housing will make up 35 per cent of the total residential units, and there will also be a policy compliant mix of intermediate and affordable rental units.

In total there will be three residential blocks which will be arranged around a landscaped podium level, available to all residents.

Work has already begun and the site, with the original storage units now demolished and the new artists’ studios and storage currently being rebuilt. Pets At Home and Halfords remain open until the corner plot rebuild gets underway.

The site will be called 55-59 Lombard Street, with planning and development being supplied by DWD, the consultancy behind The Triangle in Hackney and Bank Tube station’s upgrade.

The scheme is based on the proposals put forward in a public consultation in summer 2016. It will sit opposite Oyster Wharf and just down the road from the award winning high rise Lombard Wharf.