20 Storey Pencil Tower Planned For Garratt Lane

Planning is in for a skinny residential block next to the Wandle

Photos courtesy of @apartology

London developer Baylight Properties has applied to Wandsworth Council for planning permission to build an ultra-skinny 20 storey residential tower on the site of a small car park next to the River Wandle on Garratt Lane.

The proposed tower will include 27 residential flats, 19 of which will be for the private market. The site is just south of the tower currently being constructed by Pocket Homes on Mapleton Crescent, which includes flats designed for discount sale to those earning below a threshold.


The new 'pencil' tower has been designed by Sergison Bates Architects who won a Housing Design Award in 2004 the Garratt Lane development now housing the Wandsworth Medical Centre and live/work apartments. The planning application also includes details for a new river walk and cafe.

Super-skinny High Rises are set to change cityscapes across the world, from Manhattan's East 44th Street, which features 16 foot high 'gaps' between every two to three floors, to the 12 metres wide/195 metres tall Collins House in Melbourne, Australia.

March 15, 2017