Lombard Wharf ‘twists’ its way on the Battersea skyline


Barratt London’s Lombard Wharf is the latest development to be granted planning permission. 

Barratt London is delighted to announce that our latest development, Lombard Wharf, has been given planning permission on one of the last remaining riverfront sites in Wandsworth.

In what City AM’s property correspondent Kasmira Jefford calls the latest in a “raft of schemes set to change the skyline on the south bank of the Thames”, Lombard Wharf will feature 135 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Designed by award winning architects Patel Taylor, this elegantly twisting 28-storey tower is located next to the Grade II listed Cremone Bridge, where the railway arch will be opened. This will make way for a waterfront promenade to improve pedestrian and cycle pathways along Lombard Road and the River Thames.

Patel Taylor’s design of Lombard Wharf is meant to appear as a series of rotating discs, creating an illusion of movement. Pankaj Patel, Director of Patel Taylor, said: “We’re delighted that Lombard Wharf has received planning permission. The building’s form will create a new destination in Wandsworth and revitalise the riverfront.”

To improve local infrastructure, Barratt London is committing £1.6m to the area, which will fund a new landscaped public plaza that will make up 65% of the site, and will provide a foundation for the future Diamond Jubilee footbridge.

Lombard Wharf features a 7,470 sq ft riverfront retail unit, a residents’ fitness centre, staff facilities and management welfare facilities. There are also bays for 30 cars and 182 bicycle spaces.

Apartments at Lombard Wharf will benefit from wrap-around balconies and bespoke, stylish interiors, with the majority having stunning views across the Thames and the rest of London. Lombard Wharf is due to launch in early 2016 with anticipated prices from £630,000 to £3,115,000.