Prince of Wales Drive

Location Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea

Status Planning consent May 2015


In May 2015, the London Borough of Wandsworth resolved to grant planning permission to Squire and Partners’ Prince of Wales Drive development for St William, a new joint venture between National Grid and The Berkeley Group.


Squire and Partners’ designs create 839 homes across twelve buildings set around a new public square on the five acre plot.  The former gasworks site on Prince of Wales Drive is located between Battersea Park and the redevelopment projects at Battersea Power Station.


The buildings rise from 2 storeys to 26 storeys as they approach Battersea Power Station to the north, providing a range of private/affordable accommodation plus 50,000 sq ft of new educational space, a nursery, retail units, cafes, improved pedestrian links and a new landscaped square.  An elegant 26 storey campanile tower at the northern boundary of the site terminates the main public vista – which runs 170 metres from Prince of Wales Drive – and provides a new visual landmark for the area.


Construction is scheduled to begin shortly after spring 2016.


Client St William Homes

Landscape Consultant BCA Landscape

Planning Consultant Boyer Planning

Services Max Fordham

Structure PTA

Quantity Surveyor AECOM

Computer Renders Squire and Partners/Visualisation One