EST Dec 2017
Taylor Wimpey Central London
White Ink Architect’s fourth project for Taylor Wimpey Central London is a 9-storey development of 69 no. apartments on a prominent corner site in the London Borough of Lambeth. The site fronts onto Lambeth Road to the north and Lambeth High Street to the west, with the leafy grounds of Lambeth Palace and Gardens as an outlook.
The corner location has provided the opportunity for a distinctive curved design and feature folding roof. A material palette of charcoal grey brick and copper-effect metal cladding has been chosen and the facades are brought to life by a range of fenestration types and projecting balconies. A basement car park provides a gym and cinema space for residents, as well as storage and plant areas. The ground floor houses two commercial units along with the residential entrances. The building above forms a horse-shoe around a south-facing courtyard garden and the east and west sides of the horse-shoe are tiered back to maximise light into the garden and the apartments surrounding it. The penthouse ‘Palace Suites’ and communal roof terrace provide panoramic views over the river Thames to the city beyond. The development has been designed in accordance with the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating is targeted for the commercial units.
White Ink Architects prepared full tender documentation for Taylor Wimpey Central London and were novated to act as consultant architect to the Main Contractor, McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors, with whom White Ink worked closely to develop the RIBA Stage 2 design by BDP.