Crystal Palace Apartments
key description: 9 new build apartments
Re-development of dilapidated property
year: in planning
borough: Lewisham, London
client: Private Developer
architecture: Unit One Architects
Unit One Architects have been asked by a long standing property developer client to look at the redevelopment of a site overlooking Crystal Palace Park. In close proximity to the listed park and also to some listed Victorian villas the new build proposal has been designed to look contemporary but also to work within an established and high quality context.
The gabled elevations are to be formed from a high quality stock brick with projecting stone banding and matching stone windows surrounds. The proportions of the windows and the shape of the gables represent the form and sizing of the Victorian villa pairs that form an edge to the park.
A zinc roof is partially concealed behind the front elevation and adds a subtle touch of modern detailing to this understated design. Retention and enhancement of the landscaping both in front and behind the property were very important to ensure that the existing streetscape is enhanced and protected. A new stock brickwork wall and metal railings form a new front edge to the planted areas behind.
The scheme will comprise 9 new high quality apartments that exceed the London Plan space standards and will have generous balconies, terraces and communal gardens.