Camden Goods Yard
Camden Goods Yard will deliver 573 new homes of mixed tenure from studios for singles to 4-bed family townhouses for families, including 40% affordable homes, across a range of new buildings. The development has been masterplanned by Allies and Morrison, with individual buildings designed by Allies and Morrison, Piercy&Company and Niall McLaughlin Architects.
Piercy&Company's Block A is inspired by the long span, generously glazed early 20th Century steelwork highrises of Holabird and Roche in Chicago and the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher. The building, which is the site's tallest, consists of two towers (at 14 and 11 storeys) which are rotated from the orthogonal to address key townscape views over the Grade II* Roundhouse and from Primrose Hill. Dark brickwork bands and large pillars of cast terrazzo form sculptural facades of sufficient depth, scale and detail to articulate the building in both the long and short views to the site. Block A addresses the masterplan’s key public space providing a layered programme of retail, office and workshop spaces below the main residential elements.
Piercy&Company's Block E1 has a shimmering white brickwork facade which acts as a counterpoint to the darker toned Block A and is a response to the rich tradition of white modernist buildings found locally. Situated on the new Southampton Square, the building houses the site concierge and 10 floors of predominantly dual aspect corner apartments. Bullnose glazed bricks echo details found on the nearby Interchange Building while the simple massing and delicate curves of the design reference Serge Chermayeff's Gilbey House (1930), the Isokon Building (1934) and Lubetkin's Highpoint I (1935).
- Client: Barratt London
- Location: Camden, London
- Type: Mixed-Use
- Gross Floor Area: 159,219 sqft (Blocks A & E1)
- Stage: Planning Consent November 2017
Camden has many layers of historic industry. This strata of underground railway winding vaults, canals and viaducts are reflected in the vertical composition of our buildings, their wide landscape format bays and, in particular, how they meet the ground. We were inspired by the powerful silhouettes and texture of Victorian industrial forms to create new buildings that are both functional and delightful.
Stuart Piercy, Director
18 December 2017
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31 March 2017