London Calling

We asked Craig Robertson to share some of his thoughts on our history and activities in and around London… Wallace Whittle has been established in London for over 20 years and we have worked on some of the capital’s most amazing projects, with some great clients and innovative designers and contractors.

I’m very proud of our track record in London, and a significant project that really sticks out in my memory is the Athletes Village for the London Olympics in 2012, where we provided expertise to many areas of the regeneration. These included temporary works, site-wide infrastructure, and sustainable MEP engineering to more than 1,200 homes and a state of the art 8,000m2 Polyclinic, delivering community health services following a temporary existence as the medical centre for the Games. This was closely followed by Battersea Power Station Phase 1 and Phase 2, providing over 1,000 new apartments and attractive retail and leisure destinations, in what is now recognised as an outstanding mixed-use urban regeneration development.

One of our longest associations has been with innovative developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park Regeneration in South London. Elephant Park comprises an entire new neighbourhood with thousands of homes, and many cafes and shops have been created, providing a great place to live, and thriving community al around a new central park with hundreds of retained trees.

Our London office, led by Location Director Matt Graves, is currently involved in some excellent projects including the major mixed use hotel, retail and BTR development at Victoria Square Woking, residential developments at Battersea Power Station Phase 2 Switch Houses and Network Homes at Northwick Park as well as the Dalata Hotel in Brighton. Our focus for the future is on the implementation of Net Zero Carbon strategies through the whole life of the developments and built environment we are involved in, and bringing our knowledge led approach to all our clients and friends. As members of the UK Green Building Council, and working closely in accordance with LETI principles, we are very well placed to deliver this approach. I have enjoyed reflecting on 20 years of London projects, and I’m looking forward to looking forward to even more exciting projects to come in and around London.