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Garratt Place, Wandsworth


In Brief


Client:
The London Borough of Wandsworth and South Thames College 

Location:
Wandsworth, London

Construction value: 
£60,000,000

Fronting onto Wandsworth High Street, Garratt Lane and the Old Burial Ground, three existing rundown buildings will be demolished to open up the site area and make way for a new residential led mixed use redevelopment.

The redevelopment will consist of basement car parking and four new buildings accommodating 2,389m2 of commercial space and a new public library arranged around two new public streets, a new public square and private landscaped courtyards. 

The scale and massing has been developed to respond to both the fine grained context of the conservation area while also positively engaging with the more open space of the Old Burial Ground. 

The new Library, located in the heart of the site at the base of the distinctive Tower, will draw people through the site and help to activate the new Library Square. 

The central location of the site provides the opportunity to re-establish a sense of place within Wandsworth Town Centre. By adopting good urban design principles that incorporate suitable ground floor uses this scheme will establish vibrant and flexible spaces that will contribute to Wandsworth’s growing reputation as a retail location.