Prince of Wales Drive is a brand new collection of 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments for St William, moments from Battersea Park, Zone 1, and a mile from Sloane Square and central London. The design narrative is inspired by Battersea’s industrial and cultural history, fused with a contemporary architectural language, which has been carefully weaved into the interior spaces to create a rich and authentic sense of place.
A rich mix of uses
Prince of Wales Drive has an enviable setting,within 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The landscape design references the smaller and more intimate green spaces and courtyards which are found in the area, but also the peaceful expanse of Battersea Park and its 200 acres. The principles of AFK's design narrative for the interiors is based on enhancing and embedding the natural attributes of the site, particularly a connection with nature, but also the site's connections to industry, such as the Battersea Power Station nearby. AFK are engaged for the interior design of the residents' amenities in Block A, of which some are open to the general public to create a sense of energy and connectivity to the community. Block A is one of the final three buildings to be completed. The amenities on the ground floor comprise flexible workspace, a board room, meeting rooms, games area, cinema, music room, karaoke/games rooms and a glazed central courtyard. AFK are also designing the amenities on level 24, which comprise a contemporary bar and lounge with extensive city views.
Fusing industrial heritage with contemporary style
AFK's design narrative seeks to curate a dynamic energy and contrast between different materials and finishes in the interior design. Honest, simple and robust materials have been chosen for their ability to lend a hard-wearing industrial quality to the finishes. These materials will contrast against highly crafted ornate finishes and details, such as ironmongery, which will echo the the crafted approach of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the Anglo/Japanese influences found in Albert Palace, a large glass and iron structure built in 1882, much like Crystal Palace, decorated by Christopher Dresser, which was once located on Prince of Wales Drive.