Client: D Noble
Scale: 71 apartments
The scheme comprises 5 no. apartment blocks arranged around the edges of the site, enclosing a central landscaped amenity space and secure parking. The apartment blocks contain up to 31 no. flats each and are between 2 and 4 storeys in height. The site is a former works that had a strong influence on the character of Cresswell Road. One of the buildings was retained due to its architectural significance and so the challenge was to create a residential scheme that incorporated and took cues from it whilst also responding to the scale of the neighbouring terraced housing. The end product is a scheme that fits perfectly into its historical and physical contexts. The industrial history of the site influenced language of the new blocks in proportion and materials of, metal window frames, balconies and louvres, red and blue brick, render and flat parapet roofs. This was combined with the sustainable use of structural timber frames throughout and extensive green roofs.