Residential led Mixed-Use | 11,350 sq m
Feasibility Study 2015
In collaboration with DP9
This scheme was designed for 130 luxury residential units at the fringes of a large Common in South London, offering a wide range of unit types with the availability of health support services. The proposed concept seeks to maximise the use of the site’s footprint through 6 Blocks zig-zagging along its depth whilst respecting broad easements along its side boundaries. This staggered arrangement of the blocks also forms pockets of amenity space which break the mass of the development organising smaller blocks around them. By stepping down in height, the proposed massing resolves existing urban issues of scale, alignment and permeability in planning terms. The pockets squares form buffer spaces distancing all blocks from surrounding buildings. At ground level, the landscaped open-air amenities organise treatment facilities, retail and F&B units around them – publicly accessible from the main street. Access toward an anchor high street retailer from the back of the site could be brought forward to increase the site’s permeability.