Mixed Use development
This is a 5 storey new build development of 12 residential units plus retail space on a disused car park site close to Borough Market, Southwark
This scheme proposes a mixture of typologies of 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units some of them arranged as split level maisonettes which are visually configured as interlocking blocks of brick clad volumes above a ground floor of retail spaces. The site has an interesting history dating back to the Medieval Period all the way through to the Victorian Period with the arrival of the railways and this combined with its highly contextual environment and importance as a local Conservation Area lead us to a modern interpretation of a medieval/castle development.
In terms of mass the proposal is very respectful to the surrounding buildings and provides an active frontage to Redcross Way to encourage activity along the “green” routes being introduced to create connections between London Bridge and Waterloo.
All residential units benefit from double aspect configurations and are designed based on “Passivhaus” principles to ensure cross ventilation and high levels of energy efficiency.
The development follows the London Housing Design guidelines and provides generous amenity space for each flat in addition to a communal terrace at top floor level.
The total site area is 620m2 and a density of 664 habitable rooms per hectare has been achieved.
At ground floor/street level is 190m2 of retail space which would benefit from the ever increasing overspill from Borough Market.