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The former wasteland which sprawls over Lambeth and Wandsworth and borders the Thames is soon to be turned into a modernist expanse and will house the new US Embassy and redeveloped Battersea Power Station.
Other firms winning work on the project include Mishcon de Reya, which fielded a team including real estate partner Simon Hart and construction partner Simon Hunter for the Dutch Embassy’s new building.
Wragge & Co has won work for longstanding client St Modwen on its £2bn redevelopment of New Covent Garden market, along with a Dentons planning team including senior associate Roy Pinnock and planning partner Stephen Ashworth.
The entire scheme is bigger than Hyde Park and spans a mile and a half of riverbank. It also includes a linear park throughout the project which firms have been forced to work together to plan.
Battersea power station forms the core of the project and handed work to a host of firms including Lawrence Graham – who fielded planning partner Claire Fielding – and a Norton Rose real estate team including partners David Sinclair, Dan Wagerfield and Charlotte Bijlani (1 October 2012).
But some firms lost out. Bircham Dyson Bell lost the mandate for the Northern Line extension when infrastructure partner Robbie Owen moved to Pinsent Masons (11 October 2013).