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8-10 IPB UK Limited, a joint venture between The Linton Group and Henika Group, has been given the go-ahead for the development of a 117,165 sq ft (10,885 sq m) co-working hub on a former warehousing and car park site at Ingate Place in Battersea. The plans were unanimously approved by LB Wandsworth.

These proposals will create a new part-6, part-8 and part-10 storey building comprising office and light industrial floorspace designed to accommodate co-working, small and medium enterprises on all floors, with two floors solely for managed workspace. Sustainability technologies, enhanced biodiversity measures, and new public realm are all incorporated within the plans.

Linton founder Gary Linton said: “We are delighted that planning permission has been secured for this exciting project, that will hopefully be a founding anchor within Wandsworth Council’s new Battersea Design and Technology Quarter, alongside the recent consent achieved by Nuveen at 220 Queenstown Road opposite. This scheme hopes to provide a dynamic and exciting workspace for tech companies that can align themselves with the new arrival of the Apple HQ in Battersea Power Station.’’

Chris Reid

, founder of Henika Group, added: “In the new post-pandemic era, where companies and employees have redefined the relationship with the office, occupiers deem it is more important than ever to take up space in best-in-class offices with high-quality amenities, design and sustainability. We are very pleased the proposed development will achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.”

Montagu Evans provided planning, heritage and townscape advice, including the Tall Building Impact Assessment to support the application.

Guy Bransby

, Partner at Montagu Evans and head of its Central London Planning team, said:  “These proposals optimise this brownfield site in a highly sustainable location and will transform an underused industrial area into new sustainable workspace able to accommodate over 500 new jobs. Design quality and sustainability have been central to our plans from inception and will set the tone for future development in the area.” 

Ingate Place is situated close to Queenstown Road and Battersea Park railway stations and the new Northern Line extension at Battersea Power Station. It has been identified in the GLA’s London Plan as a Strategic Industrial Location (SIL) and forms part of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea Opportunity Area.

The scheme has been designed by Jo Cowen Architects.

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