Collaborating to Create a New Community

Desco is relishing the opportunity to help create a new, improved neighbourhood for residents of two inner-city London estates, following its recent appointment to the Winstanley and York Road project design team.

The mammoth £1bn regeneration project, which is being delivered by Taylor Wimpey and Wandsworth Council in joint venture partnership, will provide 2000 new and redeveloped homes for the residents of the neighbouring Battersea estates, supplemented by a host of community services and amenities and landscaped public spaces.

The masterplan for Winstanley and York Road Estates has evolved through a three-year stakeholder consultation process between the council, residents and built environment specialists, to reach its current design. 

The masterplan proposals were recently exhibited at the Get Active Battersea Festival and York Gardens Library in July. Public consultation on the development will continue throughout the autumn and winter, with residents being invited to contribute their ideas to the masterplan during interactive workshops. The consultation process will inform the planning application which is expected to be submitted in early 2018.

Supporting engineering colleagues Pell Frischmann, who have been appointed to deliver civil, structural and infrastructure consultancy on the first phase of the scheme, Desco will design the mechanical, electrical and public health engineering services. Other design professionals collaborating to deliver the ambitious project include HTA Architects, LA Architects and landscape designers Farrer Huxley Associates. 

The Taylor Wimpey proposal for the new development states, “Our vision will deliver an attractive new neighbourhood that provides better opportunities for all, where people are proud to work, live and visit.”

It is expected to take at least ten years to fully realise the new community plans, which span a 32-acre site adjacent to Clapham Junction station. In addition to the range of new residential, leisure, retail, workspace and healthcare buildings, the multi-phased programme of work will deliver improved access to public transport links, new walking and cycling routes and newly created public parkland.


Images shown are from the Winstanley and York Road public exhibition; designs are to be finalised through the planning process.

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