Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road

On the site of the old Battersea Bar

Artist's impression of new building

The long-derelict Battersea Bar pub site on York Road is now being redeveloped as a mixed use residential and office space, including 82 one, two and three bed apartments ranging in price from £500,000 to just under a million pounds.

Situated opposite the Winstanley Estate - which is due to undergo a Wandsworth Council regeneration of up to 2,500 new homes with a mix of tenures including social rent, shared ownership, shared equity, affordable rent, private rent and open market sale - 58-70 York has planning permission for 14 storeys of living space, 35 per cent of which is to be affordable units.

The developer is the Wandsworth-based Cherwell Group, which is currently also behind the redevelopment of the Halfords and Pets at Home site on the corner of Lombard Road and York Road.

The architect is Grid, who designed the Podium development on the site of the old VW garage on York Road, The Residence at Nine Elms and the proposed redevelopment of a large chunk of Putney High Street.

The now derelict site of the Battersea BarThe now derelict site of the Battersea Bar. Picture: Google Streetview

There will be 145 cycle parking spaces and seven car park slots on the land of the old 1970s pub.

A stepped-form design aims to give river views from the back of the building, which faces North East towards the Thames beyond Lombard Road. The South West-facing front will feature a reflective façade designed to change colour according to the angle of the sun.

Objections to the new development have come mainly from the residents of Badric Court, a 7-storey residential block situated immediately behind 58-70 York Road. Concerns have been mainly about blocking the light and view due to the height of the new building, although the developers say that bedrooms, rather than living spaces, are primarily located on the South-facing side and so claim residents will be less affected by potential loss of light.

August 10, 2020