Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands wins planning for Fulham Wharf
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has won planning for a 3.2ha residential and retail development beside the Thames in Fulham.
The scheme aims to turn a neglected backwater near Wandsworth Bridge into a vibrant development taking advantage of its waterfront location.
The site is currently occupied by a derelict warehouse, part of which will be retained, and a supermarket stranded in a car park set back from the road.
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ proposal, which was praised by Cabe in its report on supermarket-led development, will intensify the site by concealing the parking spaces beneath buildings and wrapping the supermarket in housing.
This will include four riverside apartment towers of nine to 17 storeys and a new street of five-storey homes.
Known as Fulham Wharf, the scheme for clients Sainsbury’s and Helical Bar will feature a new 7,200sq m superstore fronting the road and 463 homes, as well as new restaurants and cafés in a square overlooking the Thames.
Paul Sandilands, a director at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, said the predominant material would be brick, with roofs and the apartment blocks clad in zinc sheets.
The project is due to start on site in early 2012.