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The Best of British: Contemporary Design and Shared Ownership

The government’s blueprint for boosting housing supply was published on 7 February 2017.

The housing white paper scales back some of the ambition of the starter homes programme. The government has however reaffirmed its commitment to Shared Ownership and is keen to explore how to attract greater institutional investment into shared ownership provision. AWW’s design for the former Battersea Police Station and its striking new-build extension featured in the article “The best of British: London’s contemporary designs lead the way” in September 2016. The Metropolitan is a great advertisement for successful shared housing schemes.

The design connects homes in the old station to new-build blocks at the rear via a glass atrium.

Sixty-five years after the Festival Of Britain took place in Battersea, the area is once again being seen as a symbol for rejuvenation,” says Thames Valley Housing marketing manager Esaiyas Mollallegn. “The homes at Battersea Bridge Road are not only a great example of how older buildings no longer used for their original purpose can have a new lease of life, but the shared ownership available opens up the chance to own a home in this area of London to a lot more people.”