Wandsworth Mills Set To Launch

Following Berkeley Group's takeover of the final phases of the Ram redevelopment

A computer generated image of Wandsworth Mills. Picture: Berkeley Group

January 30, 2023

Following the Greenland Group’s sale of the remaining two phases of the Ram Quarter development to the UK’s Berkeley Group early last year, this spring sees the launch of Wandsworth Mills.

A residential-led development on Armoury Way, Wandsworth Mills will offer one, two, three and four bedroom apartments to buy from Berkeley’s urban regeneration specialist arm St George.

First off the block is Indigo House, which is due to complete in 2026. In all, the Wandsworth Mills development will consist of five separate buildings, one of which is a tower on the corner of Armoury Way and the River Wandle as it passes under the one-way system.

Tapping into the area’s significant industrial heritage, St George looked locally for inspiration, citing Wandsworth as, “A neighbourhood shaped by the brewers, coppersmiths, butchers and bakers who turned this pretty village on the River Wandle into one of London’s most prosperous areas.”

The first phase of luxury apartments in Indigo House will sit alongside the already finished buildings, shops, restaurants and commercial spaces of the Ram Quarter.

Prices at Wandsworth Mills are reported to be starting at just over £770,000, and according to current council figures there is a total of sixty six shared ownership affordable dwellings being delivered.

Wandsworth was once peppered with working mills with Middle Mill being nearest to the current development site. Dating back to the16th century, Middle Mill was positioned on the Wandle just south of what’s now known as Armoury Way. Originally used to mill corn it passed through the hands of many owners over the centuries until it ended up in ruins before finally being demolished just before the first World War.

Lambeth-based EPR Architects originally secured planning consent for the residential-led mixed-use masterplan which has subsequently transformed the Young’s Brewery site into a new urban quarter at the epicentre of Wandsworth. Locally EPR are also the architects behind The Filaments in Buckhold Road and the National Opera Studios in Chapel Yard.

Other architecture firms involved in Wandsworth Mills include BDP, the Clerkenwell based outfit behind Google’s new HQ at King’s Cross, the refurbishment of Southfields Academy and the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster. Fitzrovia’s Woods Bagot, a global architecture and consulting practice behind London’s Ham Yard Hotel and the Qatar Science and Technology Park in Doha, has also been influential in designing the build for Wandsworth Mills.

In recent years Berkeley Group’s St George has developed large brownfield sites across London, including Chelsea Creek and Fulham Reach locally, as well as Silkstream in Hendon. London Dock and Camden Goods Yard elsewhere in the capital.

Berkeley Group’s building brands across the UK comprise St George, St Edward (co-owned with M&G Investments), St James (originally a joint venture with Thames Water), St Joseph, which is based in the Midlands, St William (a joint venture with National Grid), and Berkeley, the largest division within the group.

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