Location. Kingston Upon Thames, London
Value. £7 million
Size. 40,000 sqft
We were appointed to develop proposals for this student residential scheme on a tight, urban site, in close proximity to Kingston University in the Royal Borough of Kingston. The planning application was carefully developed in consultation with planning authorities and the scale and massing adapted in response to feedback. The approved, mixed use development comprises retail space at ground floor and 89 student residential dwellings above – 19 studios and 70 en-suite clusters rooms.
A small scale 2-3 story building with a pitched roof is located at the front of the site along Penrhyn Road which ties in with the height and scale of the other buildings along the road. The architectural language of this block combines features of the existing streetscape such as a pitched roof and brick façade with modern, minimalistic detailing.
A slightly taller, 4-5 storey block, occupies the centre and rear of the site and has been kept simple and traditional in form, with the main articulation created by the setback roof level which creates an interesting roof line. Privacy fins and recessed panels along windows create finer detailing and interest across the façades. A small courtyard provides amenity space for residents.
The project completed in 2018.