Linton and Henika get mixed-use green light in Battersea
The project will be the first major planning consent for the partnership between Henika and Linton, which is primarily focused on commercial sites in London and the South East. Last year, the duo completed the refurbishment of 9-11 Wellesley Road in Croydon before forming a longer-term JV.
At 6-10 Ingate Place, the JV has been granted consent for a 10-storey building comprising of office space to accommodate co-working, small and medium sized enterprises, along with some light industrial space on the ground floor together with a café. Jo Cowen Architects is the appointed architect on the project.
The overall site, which extends to 0.38 acres, is within 100m of Queenstown Road Station and will benefit from the opening of the nearby new underground station, which will provide an extension of the Northern line, in 2021.
Linton founder Gary Linton said: “We are delighted that planning permission has been secured for this exciting project, that will allow for small and medium sized enterprises to continue growing with the city they work in. The development will bring more jobs and business to the Battersea and Nine Elms area, and I am confident that this project will be something that all of London can be proud of.”
Chris Reid, founder of Henika Group, added: “We are very excited by this planning consent at 6 -10 Ingate Place as this marks the second venture between Linton and Henika, in what we hope will be a long list of joint ventures. It will act as a hub for small and medium sized enterprises, which are becoming increasingly important to the Capital’s growth. The vision for the wider area, including the imminent arrival of Apple at Battersea Power Station, is central to our plans, and we look forward to realising our ambit.”
The Greater London Authority (GLA) had previously identified 6-10 Ingate Place as within the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area. The site is also within a Strategic Industrial Location (SIL), as identified in the GLA’s London Plan, which identifies key areas that can provide workspace for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).