Sustainability and community consultations were at the heart of the planning application for this iconic landmark building, which achieves over 30% carbon reduction and brings a range of services to the local area.
Our planning consultants were asked to review a potential development site and ultimately instructed by Frasers Property Developments to submit a planning application for a 34 storey tall building proposal in Vauxhall. The development, which was granted consent in November 2008, will provide 178 apartments, 8,975m2 of business space and 229m2 of active frontage uses. The scheme has sustainability at its heart and achieves over 30% carbon reduction. The development was one of the first designs to use modern Sky Gardens and will be an iconic landmark within the Vauxhall, Battersea and Nine Elms Opportunity Area.
The proposal was well received by stakeholders and the community and was the first tall building permitted following the election of Mayor Boris Johnson. Full community consultation was key pre and post planning to ensure that it meets the aspirations of residents and businesses in the area.
The proposed scheme will bring huge benefits to the area through funding towards a range of local services such as art, education, health, recreation and public transport secured through s106 agreement.