Redevelopment of York Road, Battersea
Disposals & Acquisitions
Market Demand Analysis
Automotive & Roadside
Rapleys was instructed by Lookers plc to maximise the redevelopment potential of the former Dovercourt VW site, Battersea, whilst providing a new generation VW dealership.
Rapleys’ development team appointed and led a project team that includes in-house town planning and investment specialists, together with other consultants including architects and lawyers.
The team undertook a detailed development feasibility survey, which formed the basis of a mixed-use Master Plan. The scheme included in excess of 120 apartments in three blocks over circa 90,000 sq ft, 3 storey VW dealership.
The principles of development were negotiated with Wandsworth Borough Council and successfully included in the Borough’s site specific allocations policy document for mixed-use development.
The scheme was fully evaluated by the team and used as an indicative proposal upon which developers were invited to bid.
- Rapleys selected Linden Homes to progress a planning application for 174 apartments and a modern VW dealership. Linden appointed Rapleys to submit the planning application
- Once planning consent was granted the flying freehold for the residential element was sold to Linden for £18m and Linden constructed the new VW Dealership for Lookers plc. Rapleys’ Building Consultancy team monitored the build on behalf of Lookers plc
- Lookers plc put in place a 25 year lease on the dealership and the freehold of the entire building, subject to the lease, was sold for £28m.
Our track record
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Appointed by Yorkshire Housing via the Fusion21 Framework to complete 12,000 stock condition surveys over a 3-year period
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Affordable housing provisions for a mixed-use scheme, Balham
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Affordable Housing valuation for a mixed use scheme, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Development Consultancy advice to support a planning application for a mixed use scheme
London and Regional
Albert Island Redevelopment
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Ropemaker Properties Limited
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Assessed the financial viability of the scheme for a planning appeal
Orchard Street Investment Management
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Secured planning permission via a Section 78 appeal
The Crown Estate
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Planning application and EIA for for part of the east Axminster urban extension