As a new mixed-use high rise climbs ever skywards
Artist's impression looking at the site from York Road. Picture: Cherwell Group
A sixteen storey mixed use development is rapidly making its mark on the skyline at the corner of Yelverton and Holman roads.
The developer is the Wandsworth-based Cherwell Group, a residential and mixed-use company specialising in top end projects. According to Cherwell the Yelverton Road Development is a “substantial sixteen storey mixed-use development designed by the award-winning GRID Architects. Located moments from Clapham Junction, this development consists of 74 apartments, a large office, a community focused cultural workspace and basement car parking”.
Thirty five percent of the dwellings on the 0.1-hectare site will be classed as affordable.
GRID Architects explained how they designed a building for the very tight site, which also relates to the heritage of the terraces that originally housed the local population, “The 3-storey brick base of the building responds to the existing 19th Century terrace which is prominently positioned on the corner of the urban block, helping to re-establish the historic three storey street frontage to Yelverton road, closely linking the design to its context.”
An artist’s impression showing the two contrasting blocks. Picture: Cherwell Group
“Continued cycles of regeneration are creating a skyline very different to the warehouses and terraces that used to line the streets,” continued the architect. “Appearing to ‘float’ above the podium a 12-storey metal clad object responds to the broader context developing along York Road. Between the two forms of the buildings is a garden at 3rd floor level which provides internal and external amenity space for all residents, and visually separates the two contrasting blocks. This unique space provides attractive garden space up above the adjacent York Road and has south facing lawns, a more shaded games space and planted garden with views to the River Thames, as well as a resident’s lounge and ‘work from home’ room.”
The Yelverton Road development’s close neighbour is another Cherwell building, 58-70 York Road, which is already marketing its studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments in a high rise now built on the once derelict site of the old Battersea Bar.
The Cherwell Group has been behind many local landmarks such as Wimbledon’s Queensmere Road contemporary housing development on the edges of the All England Tennis Club, and Cherwell House on Balham High Road.
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July 6, 2022