Barr Gazetas - Award Winning London Architect

220 Queenstown Road Wandsworth

Sensitive refurbishment of two characterful, locally listed Victorian buildings as a focal point and gateway for the Battersea Design and Technology Quarter.

In Numbers

  • 2 locally listed Victorian Buildings
  • 132 years Old
  • 4 storey atrium with 3 internal balconies
  • 1 ground floor cafe/retail space
  • 40,000 sqft characterful office space
  • 2 additional floors
  • 1 communal roof terrace

220 Queenstown Road is a characterful landmark comprising two adjacent characterful buildings, which were once a factory that made caps for the British Army. Located within the boundary of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, the development currently comprises two office buildings, linked by a glazed bridge between rudimentary 1980s roof extensions.

Our design will unite the two original buildings with a new efficient core, creating 40,000sqft of characterful studio and light industrial space, whilst extending to the rear boundary and upwards to create two additional floors.

Seeking to retain and restore as much of the original building fabric, the design incorporates complimentary additions that make a clear distinction between old and new. The glass atrium created at the junction between the two buildings will make the most of the existing character, providing a sleek, contemporary contrast whilst highlighting the raw industrial heritage of the building and area.

The proposal also includes a generous roof terrace served via a communal wintergarden accessed directly off the core. At ground floor level, a café, co-working space and flexible events space will create a welcoming entrance.

The project targets BREEAM Excellent and FitWel 3 stars accreditation and pushes towards net zero carbon.

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