Thessaly Road and The College Site are part of our work at the Nine Elms and the adjacent New Covent Garden Market (NCGM) regeneration scheme. We teamed up with Norman Foster and Partners and Capita in preparation for an outline planning application for the entire masterplan that falls within The Vauxhall Battersea Opportunity Area (an initiative set up by the Mayor of London in 2012 with the ambition of the provision for approximately 16 000 new homes). The basic premise has been to modernise and consolidate the Wholesale Market onto one site with surplus land to be developed to fund NCGM proposals. We looked after elements of the masterplan south of the existing viaduct. This included the market as well as Thessaly Road and The College Site both of which are intended for residential use. Our approach has been to free up more land for public realm on these sites. We have also set out to include green spaces as part of our design particularly at Thessaly Road. On the College Site, we opted for a series of linear buildings with enclosed courtyards that we hope engender a distinct sense of place for the residences. These sites also provide a sound and light pollution barrier to the surrounding areas lessening the impact of night-time or early morning life of the market.
Client: Covent Garden Market Authority
Structural Engineer: Clarke Nicholls Marcel
Environmental Engineers: Hoare Lea
Landscape Architects: Capita
Planning Consultant: JLL