New Flats to Be Built at Former Carpetman Site

Apartments and mews planned for 7a Putney Bridge Road

The now demolished site, viewed from Armoury Way
The now demolished site, viewed from Armoury Way

The old Carpetman site on the one-way system is to be redeveloped as a small residential development comprising flats and a mews house.

Wandsworth council has approved the plans, with conditions, such as compliance with energy and water use regulations and measures to safeguard the appearance of the buildings.

The old shop buildings have now been demolished to make way for seven one-bed flats, one two-bed flat and a two storey three bed mews house at the rear. There will be cycle and refuse storage, and a landscaped garden for the residents in the apartments, as well as separate outside garden areas for the mews house which will be accessed down the side of the development behind the back gardens of Bush Cottages.

Sitting between flats at 3-5 Putney Bridge Road and Wandsworth Police Station, the new buildings have been designed by Z Group Architects for the developer Richmond Properties.

Z Group are a Wimbledon-based full-service outfit offering architects, accountants and solicitors with clients’ needs ranging from luxury one-off houses to mixed-used housing developments.

A mock-up of the site viewed from Armoury Way
A mock-up of the site viewed from Armoury Way. Picture: Wandsworth Council/Z Group

The plans for 7a Putney Bridge Road include a three-storey apartment block at the front of the site and another three-storey building to the rear, with a communal garden in between. The mews house will complete the Victorian terrace of Bush Cottages.

The planned apartment buildings are to be topped with two pitched-roofed elements joined together with a glazed link section. A staggered footprint will allow for overhanging upper floors with angled facades. The ground floor plan includes a communal entrance door, two sets of full height windows and ventilation louvres for the bin store at ground floor level, with eight separate full height windows on the upper floors. A small garden area will face the road in front.

Access to the communal gardens will be via a side entrance gate, with bin storage and cycle parking in the front building.

The mews is to have its own separate facilities, while the whole development will be car-free.

The development will incur a Community Infrastructure Levy liability to be paid to the borough, which will go towards funding local facilities and services - such as schools or transport improvements - needed to support new homes and businesses.

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August 16, 2022