Sector: Mixed Use
Client: Keetons Management Services
The scheme, on a prominent location on London Road, comprises a new mixed use building on the site of former offices, along with a refurbished former office building to the rear. The planning application covers two linked proposals, controlled by the same land owner, known respectively as London Road Development and Broom Close Retrofit.
These two, connected schemes involve firstly, the demolition of the existing 3-storey offices on London Road, replacing it with a new build mixed use scheme with Ground Floor Retail and Residential use; and secondly the refurbishment and extension to the existing office building on Broom Close to create storage units and residential apartments at the upper levels, all with associated landscaping works.
We have taken a bold approach with a simple architectural response of a high quality, modern design which will create a new and exciting context, and form a key punctuation point along the vista from either the south or the north.
The new building also helps to complete the urban enclosure and will serve to unite both the new build proposal with the Broom Close building at the rear. A new contemporary roofscape has been added to the Broom Close building, which adopts the industrial, saw-tooth pattern seen across the city. Addition of glass balconies hung onto the outside of the structure.
The appearance of the new London Road development has been carefully considered to create a visually striking building, which is externally rich in terms of cladding treatment, fenestration and balconies, whilst at the same time provides a calm and peaceful internal environment for residents.