This project has had a very long gestation period due to changes in the funding and client.
The scheme is set within the St Johns Grove Conservation Area on the site of Keniston Housing Associations area office, which had been left derelict for many years.
Working closely with the Council Conservation Officer and Planner, the scheme developed responds to the neighbouring buildings and enhances the street scene, which had been blighted by a tall blank wall which concealed the offices.
The scheme provides a wide range of large family flats, providing a total of 14 new flats, 7 of which were created from the un-used parking undercroft, and 7 in the new ‘L’ shaped block facing Junction Road and Tremlet Gardens.
We created a new and improved entrance lobby within the existing building to serve all the flats This provided access to the 7 new 3 and 4-bedroom flats that were created in the undercroft.
The communal garden was redesigned in partnership with the residents and provides access for all residents from the existing 6 storey block and from the new corner development.