The site consists of an existing historic building which formerly housed a film studio and 5 adjacent terraced houses to create an eclectic mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes plus 4 new family town houses. The total development is circa 23,000sqft GIA. The proposed design seeks to retain the Victorian façade and essence of the historic building to create light and spacious contemporary apartments with appropriate period detailing.
New extensions to the old congressional hall reflect the part industrial, part ecclesiastical nature of the existing building as well as the Victorian heritage of the surrounding buildings. Accompanied with working around the retained elements of the Hall this has produced an individual response with a diverse range of spaces across the site sharing both contemporary and historic features
Within such a constrained site the provision of external amenity space for each apartment was a complex task and important to get right in order to provide well connected and useful additional space to the apartments. This has been achieved through a combination of stepped private gardens, terraces and a rooftop sunken courtyard which sits at the center of the top floor apartment with in the period building form.