|London, UK||Lambeth Investments Ltd||2017|
The scheme creates 69 new homes on the site of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s former headquarters at 1 Lambeth High Street. The eight storey development includes a mixture of affordable and market tenures, and have ground floor commercial use with basement level car parking.
The site provides an important opportunity to create a new active corner to Lambeth High Street. The building forms a new identity point which celebrates its location with a curved elevation and residential entrance set on a sightline with the Thames embankment pedestrian approach. The building makes full use of the site building up to the pavement boundary, but shaped sympathetically in response to its neighbouring buildings.
The primary elevational material is a high-quality brick in keeping with the predominant material of the area. Balconies are set in to the facade of the building at the street corner to help the corner sweep between the High Street and Lambeth Road. Balconies on the street sides of the building are cantilevered out to enjoy variety of views and are in frameless glass.
The site is located within an area of significant historic importance which relates primarily to Lambeth Palace opposite, and great care has been taken in developing the design in respect to this setting.
At ground level, an emphasis has been placed on improving the public domain and offering flexible span for commercial use. This brings activity to the street corner as well as the residential entrances.
architecture, landscape architecture