Walcot Square mews houses completed
FORMstudio’s brownfield residential development in the Kennington Conservation area has been completed. This terrace of five ingeniously planned two-storey + basement split-level houses and a detached ‘garden house’ on the site of post-war garages and an adjacent land-locked walled garden is owned by The Walcot Foundation which exists for the relief of poverty in Lambeth through charitable donations.
Sandwiched between the gardens of terraced Georgian houses on Kennington Road and the Victorian terraces of Walcot Square; the narrow Conservation Area site presented challenges for development including its historic context, root protection zones of the trees, ground contamination and overlooking.
The design of the brick-clad mews terrace takes its inspiration from the robust detailing and handsome proportions of the adjacent Listed 19th Century terraces. The detached house, which terminates the Mews, is located amongst retained mature trees and planting and has been conceived as a garden pavilion. Sitting over the end wall of the Mews the upper storey corresponds with the surrounding tree canopies and is clad in bronze-finish perforated panels with a pattern generated from photography of sunlight through foliage.