The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, visited Prince of Wales Drive in Battersea in August, to celebrate the completion of another 99 affordable homes for the borough.
Prince of Wales Drive is a new neighbourhood created by St William, a joint venture between National Grid and the Berkeley Group, working in partnership with Wandsworth Council and Clarion.
The brownfield site, which was once the inaccessible Battersea Gasholders complex, will provide a total of 229 new affordable homes, in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
St William's landscape-led masterplan will see over half of this site dedicated to public open space, all located just a short walk from Battersea Park, Battersea Power Station and its new Zone 1 Northern Line Tube station, which is due to open later this year.
Prince of Wales Drive will also deliver a mix of new local amenities, including 93,650 sqft of new office space, a café, gym, shops and a nursery - all set amongst 2.5 acres of beautiful public open space.
Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of London Borough of Wandsworth, said: "It's impressive to see how this brownfield land once dominated by gasworks is now taking shape as a new landscaped location in Battersea and Nine Elms, bringing much-needed new homes, office space and shops.
"I'm pleased that these affordable homes in a fantastic location will be available first to Wandsworth residents and workers through our Homeownership List and affordable rent scheme. The Council welcomes Clarion's commitment to high management standards for all our local residents choosing to live here.
"Furthermore, we're proud that the construction of this site has provided an employment boost with 49 local people working here through Wandsworth Work Match job starts and apprenticeships."
Sean Ellis, Chairman of St William said: "This is another fantastic milestone for Prince of Wales Drive and I want to thank our partners at the London Borough of Wandsworth and Clarion Housing for their vision and support. This is an extremely challenging and complex brownfield regeneration site and we are very proud of the green, welcoming and tenure-blind neighbourhood it has become."
When it is complete, Prince of Wales Drive will deliver more than 900 new homes, set amongst a network of public squares and footpaths that will reconnect this industrial site with the surrounding community. Find out more about our commitment to creating well-connected communities here.