A vibrant new, high quality office building overlooking the Grade II listed Wandsworth Park with views of the River Thames on the corner of Putney Bridge and Deodar Road has been granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council.
Developed by Landid and designed by dn-a architects, The Parklife Building will transform the current site, a c. 40,000 sq ft empty office building, into an 80,000 sq ft, user-focused and design-led urban workplace. It will provide the much needed commercial floorspace to the area and will set new standards of quality and character for businesses in Putney.
The building will have a focus on creating a connected community and will provide 7,000 sq ft of flexible public retail space fronting onto the park, along with occupier amenities such as multiple cafes, on-site yoga lessons and cycle and shower facilities. The office building extends to five storeys and boasts a terrace on each floor, which makes the most of the wonderful park setting.
Development Director at Landid, Claire Hammond, commented: “Landid is thrilled to be involved in this exciting development opportunity in Putney. Putney has lost a significant amount of commercial space as a result of permitted development rights, and there is a lack of Grade A floorspace. The Parklife Building will have everything we look for in a workspace – including excellent connectivity, amenity, and character within a very special setting.”
Meanwhile, dn-a director, Nick Troullides said that their architectural approach is to deliver a high quality design that will create a much improved office building to attract occupiers and enhance the current streetscape.
He added: “The architecture is sympathetic and respectful to its surroundings, yet contemporary in its execution. High quality architectural detailing and materials and sustainable design are intrinsic to our proposal to create a highly desirable workplace.”
The Parklife Building will start on site in early 2017, with an 18-month build period and expected completion date of June 2018.