The derelict Battersea Police Station is to be given a new lease of life thanks to the innovative ideas of AWW inspired environments. Working alongside Linden Homes AWW have designed a conversion of the existing Battersea Police Station to modern and sustainable residential apartments. Whilst maintaining the original building, which is a candidate for inclusion in the Local Heritage List, the plans include a new extension to the rear of the property.
AWW Director, Nick Mulholland summarises the thought process behind the design; “The aim of the proposed building is to positively enhance the local area through a high standard of architectural and urban design.”
The station which closed towards the end of last year after over 100 years in operation still contains many of its original features, including cells with heavy stainless steel doors. The Police have had a presence on Battersea Bridge Road since 1858 but the planned regeneration of the site has been met with positivity from the local community. This enthusiasm was echoed by local Council Leader, Ravi Govindia; “It’s…pleasing that the new developer opted for a sensitive conversion rather than a demolition”.
The full story of the future of Battersea Police Station was profiled in Wandsworth Guardian and can be read here.