The New Portland Arms


MTA completed the multi-storey mixed-use development at 252 Wandsworth Road. The building, which accommodates 8 flats, 2 live/works units and 2x commercial spaces, replaces the run down New Portland Arms public house. 

The complex build involved retaining and restoring the facade of the existing public house, which is located on Wandsworth Road (in the Wandsworth Road Conservation Area) and developing the rear and side of the site to provide additional commercial and residential space.

The site steps a storey from Wandsworth road to the service road behind. We opened the rear elevation up to service road with a series of cascades from behind the parapet of the old public house that form a series of setbacks and balconies into a communal landscaped courtyard at street level. Views over Battersea and the Battersea Power Station can be enjoyed from multiple levels and viewpoints from both the balconies and generous glass openings.

The New Portland Arms is the winner of the 2018 Galvanizers Association Galvanizing in Detail Award and a finalist in the AJ Retrofit Awards.