The creation of eight contemporary residential units and a business premises on a narrow semi-industrial site in Southfields, South West London.
Generous modern apartments and duplexes, flooded with natural light, are situated within three-storey town houses with full basements, designed to compliment and continue the existing adjacent Victorian terrace.
The new residential units have been arranged within four townhouse forms, to mirror the housing stock of the local area. The design was intended to be in keeping with the local vernacular, proposing a contemporary interpretation of the existing Victorian properties, through the careful detailing of traditional materials and construction techniques.
Intelligent orientation of the proposal as the site narrows allows for the addition of the fourth town house and units at first and second floor level, whilst mitigating any overlooking issues and maintaining the privacy of both neighbouring and future occupants. The development also re-houses the existing car repair workshop within a new single storey commercial annex on the site; a neutral impact in terms of employment.
AI has been working closely with Wandsworth Council during the design development in order to provide a high quality, high-density development that is sensitive to the neighboring Victorian terraced streets, within a challenging ex-industrial site.