Nine Elms Pier, Battersea
Client: St James and Nine Elms Pier Limited
LPA: London Borough of Wandsworth
Following on from the success of our work at Tideway Wharf Industrial Estate, Boyer was engaged by St James and Nine Elms Pier Limited to submit an application for redevelopment of Nine Elm Pier adjacent to the Tideway Wharf site. The existing pier is a former industrial structure now used for residential moorings, but it is over-sized and unsightly. Our clients are seeking to improve the appearance and practicalities of the pier by implementing a purpose built floating pontoons, which can also maximise the capacity for residential moorings.
Working as part of a diverse professional team, including fluvial hydrologists, ecologists and archaeologists, and in consultation with the Port of London Authority, the Environment Agency and the Local Planning Authority, we have negotiated a new pier for the site that would increase the number of residential moorings from 20 to 33, making it one of the largest residential moorings on the lower Thames. During our negotiations, we have reconciled concerns from the operators of nearby working wharves as well as sensitive issues arising from developing in the River Thames, which has ecological, archaeological and habitat value.
The London Borough of Wandsworth resolved to grant planning permission in November 2011.