CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) has called for further changes to be made to architect Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for Battersea Power Station.
CABE were concerned about the quality of residential accommodation, the detailed articulation of the massing, the potentially overbearing facades and “the clarity of the development’s entrance”.
It warned that some of the flats could be compromised by poor aspect and daylight, while east-west streets could be deeply overshadowed.
It did not mention that much of the “luxury” development would be over looking the unsightly and very smelly waste transfer facility.
Robert Tincknell, MD of developer Treasury Holdings, and former welcomed the comments which he said would be taken on board before detailed plans were submitted.