Client: Wandsworth Borough Council
Architect: Gillespies
Contractor: Elite Landscapes

Transforming the Thames waterfront

The Riverlight development saw the transformation of a waterfront space in Battersea. As part of a £200m mixed-use scheme, Hardscape worked alongside the landscape architects, Gillespies, to breathe new life into the once rundown industrial area.

To address the dual vision for the location, one that would grant public access to the Thames while also creating a relaxed atmosphere for residents, Hardscape aimed to develop a peaceful space using modern landscaping techniques and materials.

Kellen Breccia Giallo and Bianco was chosen for the paving due to its durability and decorative nature. Silver Grey granite kerbs, bollards and steps deliver a refined aesthetic and in-house fabricated granite boulders provide a spot to sit and enjoy the environment. Kilkenny Blue limestone was also used for the water feature within the beautifully landscaped areas.

The completed scheme has produced 802 new homes, 250 jobs, 45 apprenticeships and it has considerably improved local infrastructure. Situated near top restaurants, museums and royal parks, Riverlight is now a more attractive place to live, work and visit. The development offers a breathing space for residents and passers-by in the heart of the capital.