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Wandsworth Coucnil has given the green light for proposals to redevelop Battersea Power Station.
The approval covers plans at the south-west of the site, where it will create a new pedestrian high street that will run from Battersea Park Road to the power station itself.
Phase three, which could be completed by 2020, will of the scheme will include 1,305 homes, of which 103 will be made available for Wandsworth residents on low and middle incomes to rent at a reduced rate.
A distinctive 17-storey wave shaped building designed by Foster and Partners will be situated to the west of the new high street and will include six large gaps that will allow light to pass through.
The building itself will contain one of the largest roof gardens in London, extending the whole length of the building, which will also include a 167-room hotel and a health clinic.
To the east there a new scheme has been designed by American architect Frank Gehry and will include five main buildings, which will contain 688 homes, a gym and more shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
There will also be the construction of a new public park, which will be know as Prospect Park, and will include a children’s play ground and a community hub building in the form of a glass cube.
Wandsworth Council’s planning committee chairman Cllr Sarah McDermott said: “This is quite unlike any of the shopping and leisure destinations we’ve seen built around London in recent times.
“Battersea Power Station will be a unique place and we look forward to this seeing these exciting plans become a reality.
“Both the Ghery and Fosters designs are outstanding. The architecture itself will be great attraction and the new public parks and shopping areas are of the very highest quality.”
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