Winstanley and York Road Masterplan

The Winstanley & York Road masterplan will deliver new mansion blocks overlooking a new park, tree lined streets, high rise residential buildings with views to the Thames and a range of commercial, leisure and community spaces.


The Winstanley & York Road estate is a large estate situated north of Clapham Junction Station. It is an estate regeneration scheme that came about following an extensive consultation and ballot process and sees the existing 795 homes replaced with a significant uplift in both social and private homes with a new Leisure Centre and commercial space.

Masterplanning & Urban Design

F3CKGR Aerial photograph of Winstanley Council Estate, Battersea

Our vision for the Winstanley & York Road Estate

HTA’s vision for the Winstanley & York Road Estate is to create an exceptional new place in London that not only meets but exceeds the needs and expectations of our existing residents. We aim to create a vibrant and inclusive community that new residents will choose as their home. Winstanley & York Road will become the connective tissue between Clapham Junction and the River Thames, a connection lost through previous redevelopment. HTA led the design team throughout the bid process and the hybrid application for the site’s phased redevelopment, evolving the scheme along the way.

How do the tall buildings along the York Road corridor contribute to the urban density of the area?

Tall buildings line the York Road corridor, reflecting the emergence of a high density urban corridor along York Road and providing amenities on the ground floor and a physical buffer to the park beyond. Mansion block typologies are used to frame York Gardens, a 2ha park, which sits at the centre of the masterplan. This arrangement means every block has park frontage and maximises green views for residents.

Routes across the masterplan are clear, lit and provide meandering routes for leisure with a focus on pedestrian priority and direct ways to key destinations such as Block 1, the tallest block within the masterplan. This key landmark building provides a new Leisure Centre (including a public pool), Library and Community Centre, Office space and commercial space, which form a podium base from which dual towers rise, establishing a landmark with community facilities of borough-wide significance. The Leisure centre spills into the park and creates a clear connection between the park and the pool hall, whilst the sports hall is highly visible from Plough Road and dominates this elevation

Communications & Engagement

Participatory engagement as part of the masterplanning process

Community engagement as part of the masterplanning process has been extensive, with a wide range of participatory activities taking place. Over the years, events and activities for all residents have been delivered, with the primary aim of creating memorable outputs, whilst talking about the regeneration.

From the very outset of the Planning process, our engagement was participatory, with residents able to attend public exhibitions, that also featured 1:1 floorplans, large scale models of the estate and the proposals overlayed, family festivals and seasonal events.

Meanwhile uses

As part of our engagement process, and whilst Braund Mansions was under construction, we created a programme of meanwhile uses and activities to engage the local community.

Working with the Regeneration team, we utilised the empty site that had previously housed the local school and church buildings, and maximised the construction hoarding opportunity through creative artwork projects.

Alongside Falconbrook school, Providence House youth club, local parents and older people groups, we undertook a year long site presence with projects:

  • A doors project – reusing doors from the school and church and turning them into construction hoarding panels. Local residents came and decorated the doors with ‘their favourite things’
  • A neon project – working with Providence House to create neon artworks with plywood and EL wire to be mounted on the hoarding
  • A World cup display – with football shirts designed by young people and a ‘live’ countdown to the final
  • A winter scene – created with found objects and CNC cut wooden Christmas trees, decorated by pupils at Falconbrrok school
  • A timecapsule – with artwork curated from groups across the local area, buried in the centre of the site
  • The Bee Festival – creating artwork with local schools to be used across a local summer festival.