Client: Horn + Horne

Location: London
Status: New Cross Gate, South East London

Avonley Mews is a development of 9 high quality residential dwellings tucked away in a backland industrial site in South East London. Planning approval was secured in 2017 for this complex site which is bound on all sides by residential terraces and is located within Lewishamʼs Hatcham Conservation Area. The proposal responded to the residential nature of the locality and provides a modern interpretation of the neighbouring Victorian terraces in which close attention was paid to the local vernacular.

The design cleverly creates a three-storey townhouse typology that is visually comparable to the surrounding area in scale and aesthetic. The materiality of the scheme provides a dynamic and sympathetic transition to this modern design. Both the site arrangement and individual dwellings were carefully configured, maintaining setbacks and privacy to and from neighbouring properties.

The ground floors present a spacious open-plan living spaces that leads directly to private landscaped gardens. First and second floors comprise of bedroom accommodation alongside family and en-suite bathrooms. The proposal also provides a site wide comprehensive landscape proposal featuring; permeable paving, sedum roofs, replacement treeʼs and as well as a courtyard around which private parking was afforded. So successful was the scheme design that Lewisham Council asked for permission to consider using the scheme within the Boroughʼs Characterisation Study which has been prepared to inform their new Local Plan, describing it as a proposal that successfully demonstrates infill and backland development.

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