Residential infill to rear of converted office building
This project was an addition to a larger permitted development office conversion providing a total of 20 residential units. The limited site area, retained ground floor parking and privacy and amenity issues resulted in a building with 3 distinct sides, each with their own architectural treatment. To the rear, facing 1930 semi-detached houses and gardens, timber cladding and fins were used to create a soft edge and to restrict overlooking. To the front white brick was used to reflect light into the gap between the new and existing buildings. A green wall system was used to the stair core to introduce greenery to an otherwise hard landscaped and densely developed site. Privacy screens to outdoor amenity spaces were carefully developed to allow light penetration into the new flats whilst providing selective views outwards.
Client: Property 4 Investment Ltd
Architecture: Smith Maloney Architects Ltd
Planning: Porta Planning
Transport consultancy: Motion