Building concept and design


Great care has been taken to develop this design and to ensure that it is sensitive to the surrounding context.

The proposal consists of five buildings. These buildings can be split into two types: perimeter buildings and feature buildings.

Blocks A and D are feature blocks whereas blocks B,C and E are perimeter blocks. The concepts for the two styles, and the five buildings, are explored further below.

Design concepts

Perimeter buildings:

  • Based on the traditional London streets
  • Clear front and backs with street address for the ground floor properties
  • 4-storey town-house appearance with individual party walls expressed creating a finger grain architecture responding the conservation area to the north
  • Deep reveal windows and doors
  • Projected balconies reflecting the current lifestyle and individual flatted accommodation
  • Brick material with brick patterns to express the special elements

 

Feature buildings:

  • Taller than the perimeter buildings and rise above the surrounding urban fabric
  • Uniform architecture language wrapped around the blocks to be viewed from different angles
  • Regular openings rhythm to create calm architecture
  • Brick material with horizontal expression
  • Dynamic balconies forming “pinwheel” shape to add interest and design flair

Above: a computer generated image of the view of the development from the east 

Building A

Building A is a 10-storeys in height and marks the corner of the development at the junction of Lambeth Walk and Lollard Street. This building is a square in plan with four flats on each floor, each occupying a corner with a balcony. The angled shape of the balconies add to the dynamic form of this building. It contains 36 new homes.

Building B

Building B is the largest of the perimeter buildings. It extends from the junction of Lambeth walk and Fitzalan Street to the site entrance gate next to building A. This building is four storey brick building with a top floor set back. The ground floor contains four duplexes with their front doors opening to Lambeth Walk. The upper floors are accessed by a lift and open deck corridor at the back. All the upper floor flats have balconies facing Lambeth walk and the top floor flats enjoy the full width setback terraces. There are 24 new homes within this building.

Building C

Building C is a four storey brick building fronting the site on Fitzalan Street. The ground floor of this building contains three two bed wheelchair accessible flats with their direct access from the street. The upper floor flats are accessed by a lift and open deck access facing Firzalan Street to maximise the solar gain for the flats. Similar to building B all the properties have secondary windows on the deck access. The end properties have windows looking onto the park. The upper floor flats have their balconies facing the site with south west orientation. There are 12 new homes within this building.

Building D

Building D is located in the heart of the development benefiting from its proximity to the park. The plan consists of two interlocking squares that are similar to building A’s proportion. The two squares together create six corners each occupied by a flat. Similar to building A the balconies are located on each corner and follow the same angle and dynamic form. It is part 10, part 11 storeys in height with a roof terrace on the top floor and contains 60 new homes.

Building E

Building E is located along Lollard Street and is a four storey brick block with a set back top floor. Four three bed duplexes are located on the ground floor with their front doors directly accessing Lollard Street. Level two includes four flats and on level three there are four duplexes with top floor set back. All the upper floor properties have a balcony and the upper floor duplexes have a balcony on the arrival floor and a full width terrace on the top floor. There are 12 new homes within this building.

Above: annotated diagram of the proposed buildings

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