5- 17 Haverstock Hill
The scheme is conceived as two elegantly proportioned 7-storey buildings; one fronting Adelaide Road and the other addressing Haverstock Hill. Between these two blocks the massing steps down to form a generously landscaped courtyard that, together with the proposal’s light toned facades creates a complementary foil to the distinctive ox blood red tiles and prow of the adjacent Grade-II listed Chalk Farm Station.
The new building will replace the existing car storage facility Eton Garages (1939) with 77 high quality and generously sized apartments, the majority of which are dual or triple aspect and a small linking block to the west houses a mix of Social Rented and Intermediate Affordable apartments.
The building’s wide gridded brickwork facades are inspired by Camden Town’s rich heritage of factory and transport buildings. Inlaid into these elevations are more refined stonework reveals and curved glass which, together with the grand top-lit reception area and landscaped central court, reference the Mansion Block typologies of Belsize Park to the north.
- Client: Cambridge Gate
- Location: Camden, London
- Type: Residential
- Stage: Planning Consent October 2018
The balance of forms relate well to the townscape as well as the listed station whose setting is greatly enhanced as a result
Richard Coleman City Designer
5 March 2018
21 June 2017
8 July 2016
18 December 2017