Value: £3 million
Size: 7 houses and 1 duplex apartment
Photography: Simon Buckley & Michael Blann
What House? Gold Award for Best House 2016
5plus architects have successfully developed and realised proposals for the redevelopment of a former petrol station into 8 new homes on a contained site on Kingston Road, Teddington.
Our scheme responds strongly to the site context and consists of 7 houses and 1 duplex apartment. The scheme is broken down into 3 separate typologies, each of which responds to its locality within the site and the surrounding buildings.
The key aspiration of the development was to create high quality, attractive, compatible and sustainable buildings and open spaces that complement and enhance the existing neighbourhood.
A single two bedroom duplex apartment is provided forming a ‘gatehouse’ to the rear of the site sitting as it does above the pedestrian and vehicle access way. This dwelling is contiguous with the three terraced houses.
4 terraced houses to the rear of the site are contemporary in appearance but inkeeping with the Kingston Road houses. The buildings are conceived as a Mews Terrace and are stepped back in plan not only to define their individual character but also to further reduce their visual impact upon entering the rear part of the site.
The architecture, form, scale and massing of the houses is contemporary but materials are traditional and contextual.
The quality of the scheme has been recognised externally and was awarded a What House? Gold Award for Best House in 2016.