Mount Carmel Battersea Granted Planning Approval

We are pleased to announce that our client Addition Land and the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark have secured planning approval for the regeneration of unused buildings adjacent to Battersea Park Station and the entrance to the Nine Elms Opportunity Area and close to Battersea Power Station and Battersea Park.

The highly sustainable development will provide a bespoke scheme of 20 new build apartments designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, a new retail/restaurant unit will be provided to Battersea Park Road adjacent to Battersea Park Station.

Planit designed a flexible space in the form of a central cloistered garden that works as a private retreat for residents and church goers from the busy Battersea Park Road. The landscape design frames the view to the church entrance using clipped box headed trees. The use of box headed trees will create a semi-permeable screen between the central space and the private amenity areas to the groundfloor apartments without blocking the view to the church from the street.

The design has quite a classical layout picking up on the architecture and the prominence of the church. Seating enclosed by shallow water pools in the sunniest aspect of the space is designed to create a calming reflective space that relates back to the church and its functions.