Year
2007
Project Type
Waterfront Structure
Location
London

The Battersea Reach site, found on the south bank of the River Thames in Central London, is being developed into a major residential area. However, the planning, environmental, and river authorities required that an aesthetically pleasing answer to the problems of animal habitats on the busy river should be found.

The Battersea Reach site, found on the south bank of the River Thames in Central London, is being developed into a major residential area. However, the planning, environmental, and river authorities required that an aesthetically pleasing answer to the problems of animal habitats on the busy river should be found.

Beckett Rankine devised a solution to reduce the debris that tends to accumulate on falling tides on the shallow river banks. Approvals were required from the authorities, along with preparation of detailed drawings, and supervision of the construction work on the site.The attractive new 12.8 acre Battersea Reach development includes 658 residential apartments. The structure that was eventually decided upon helps to keep out most of the litter and harmful products. The gently sloping bank with green plants rounds off the stylish design of the site.