The Battersea Park East site sits at the western most end of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms & Battersea Opportunity Area. One of 33 Opportunity Areas across London highlighted by the Mayor of London as suitable for significant investment and development.
The Vauxhall, Nine Elms & Battersea Opportunity Area is the last site for development of this scale in Central London and will complete the redevelopment of the South Bank.
The site at present is car dominated and divided by a railway viaduct; the lack of activity on the streets leads to issues of security at certain times of the day and the public realm is of a low standard with the area challenging to navigate.
There is little greenery to break up the urban townscape and much of the building stock is ageing and in poor condition. The result is an area that struggles to fulfil its purpose as a place for people to live and learn