We were tasked with delivering a mixed tenure residential development on a very narrow site, bounded on one side by a six lane dual carriageway and on the other by housing which threatened to overshadow the new homes and impact on daylighting and privacy. Environmental challenges, including air quality required careful resolution to provide housing on the highest quality for the site.
Weston Williamson + Partners were a very good firm to do business with
Innovative problem solving
We undertook considerable analysis of the site, exploring key conceptual moves before arriving at an innovative design which addressed the constraints. The resulting three storey mono pitched building is made up of seven affordable units on the ground floor, with another seven two storey duplex apartments above for market sale. The duplex units make the most of the considerable roof space, with large openings referencing Frederick Wheeler’s nearby landmark 1890s artist studios.
The building was completed on time and on budget with regular internal and external design reviews ensuring a quality product from concept to onsite delivery. The materials and detail are simple and elegant, reflective engineered facing brickwork emphasises the building’s shape. A layered effect is created by the use of perforated metal panels and timber louvres alongside fixed panels of glass, which provide welcome shading and privacy for residents.
Housing Design Award: Project Winner
NLA Housing Award: Commendation
Housing Design Award: Completed scheme shortlisted
International Property Awards
Architectural Multiple Residence