Located on the south side of Battersea Park Road, opposite the new Battersea Power Station development, Palmerston Court is a new high quality, highly sustainable development including student accommodation targeting PassivHaus accreditation and a new commercial building targeting BREEAM Outstanding.
Led by private student accommodation provider Urbanest, the proposals for the redevelopment will provide modern accommodation for over 850 students in the heart of London and will be the first major PassivHaus student housing development in London.
The development will become a gateway building at the northern edge of the wider masterplan for Battersea’s new Design and Tech quarter (BDTQ). With its bold colours and glazed terracotta facades the proposal aims to draw on the industrial heritage of the site. Comprised of three student buildings and a dedicated commercial building, the proposal steps in height and twists to open to key views with a unifying base around courtyard gardens. The new buildings range in height from 11 to 19 storeys to create a varied silhouette.
Together with the student accommodation is a new eleven-storey 40,000 sq ft office building. At podium level, new affordable enterprise business space, a new public house and retail wrap the base and reconnect the development to its heritage and local community. Significant improvements to the surrounding public realm and an improved connection and accessibility to Battersea Park Road will draw people to the site and will become the catalyst for the redevelopment and improvement of the wider BDTQ area.