Client: Residents Freeholding Company
Project Year: 2007
Cost: £100k - £500kPost war apartments are now 'old' building stock despite a modernist design approach, so when they are given some essential maintenance and upgrades they leap into the twenty first century.
This 60's apartment block near Kensington Palace looked dingy after 40 years and needed defensible forecourt space as the original open paved area sloped into the basement car park and residents had to enter via a bridge into a lobby shared with a refuse room access.
We created a front garden by relocating the bin store and wrapping a softly curved wall around the forecourt. The refurbished lobby is light and spacious and planting tot he ramp sides new double glazed windows and general redecorations complete the uplift.
Aerial view of replanned forecourt
Refurbished entrance lobby
Curved retaining wall to garden