Clarence Lane, Roehampton

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Clean lines
The crisp modern building sits within a landscape setting
Completed scheme
20 new apartments replace a disused tennis court
Concept sketch
Locating the geometries with the TPO’s Grade II Listed Binley House and Clarence Lane
Concept sketch
New site entrance and site massing behind the existing Clarence Lane boundary wall
Site schematics
The relationship of the accommodation use and surrounding landscape
Modern architecture
The new building is influenced by the style of architect Le Corbusier with its clear geometry and white palette
Contemporary scheme
Flat roofs and large windows give the development a distinctive feel
A new site perspective
The massing of the scheme nestles in with the developed landscape environment whilst incorporating Corbusian infused characteristics
The design for this project is heavily influenced by Le Corbusier who inspired the adjacent 1958 Grade II* Listed Alton West Local County Council Housing Estate. Many aspects of Le Corbusier’s design approach are embodied within this modern development such as the deep penetrating openings, flat roofs and clear geometry's sat within a landscaped setting.

The development at Clarence Lane sits on former dilapidated tennis courts that lay vacant for many years. and is flanked by a tall brick wall and wooded overgrown landscape to the south.

Our scheme consists of 20 new apartments set within the Alton conservation area in Roehampton, London.

The site surrounded Downshire House, a 1770 Grade II* Listed building, however the land was purchased separately by our client over 10 years prior to the planning application. The area was overgrown and it had been disused for many years and contained a number of Tree Preservation Orders.

Our design consists of two new buildings. The first a three storey high building with 10 private apartments with a mix of apartments and maisonettes. The second sits taller at four storeys with 10 affordable apartments, built in accordance with the Metropolitan Housing Trust’s brief, which is for people with learning disabilities. It accommodates one bedroom apartments, a disabled unit and an office for a carer support unit.

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Proposed use

Site history

Disused private tennis court and open land. The land was part of the grounds of the Grade II* Listed Downshire House on Roehampton Lane.

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