Rainsborough Square

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A new London square
Bird's eye view
Rainsborough Square
Split level garden and open plan living
Townhouses
Retained arches on Farm Lane
Former industrial estate
This £100 million scheme for London Square has brought a key site back to life by creating a development that emulates the success of traditional London squares. Our design has retained the site’s best features, including the listed Edwardian arched entrance railings to Farm Lane, and has created one of the few pedestrian squares in London, encircled with terraced townhouses.

The townhouses and apartments along Farm Lane have been designed to extend the existing terraced housing with proportions and materials that reflect the local architecture and adjacent property at 99 Farm Lane. They are two-storey white stucco houses with slate mansard top floors connecting to the existing arches forming the entrance.

Beyond the double-arched entrance, the site opens up to reveal an impressive landscaped urban square surrounded on three sides by terraced townhouses. The end terraces act as a focal point fronted by three landscaped lawns, divided by pathways and tree planting, encouraging interaction and community within the development.

With a strong attention to refined construction detailing, the palette of materials used across the square has been selected to respect the existing context while giving the new buildings their own identity. The ground floors are stone clad with the floors above being London stock brick with stone cornices wrapping around the parapet as the base to the zinc standing seam roofs. A mix of dormer windows and set back terraces give a varied roof profile. Modern aluminium windows are set within stone reveals.

At the end of the vista through the urban square, two houses frame the view and benefit from sympathetic but crisply detailed entrances. Deep reveals and large entrance doors give the houses a sense of grandeur appropriate to this context.

We have created a new pedestrian square, one that is car free with parking provided in underground private garages, and combines the very best features of the classic London square with modern design, contemporary interiors and first-class specification. The mix of townhouses and apartments, green spaces and a pedestrianised square will help stimulate a new community for residents.

 

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A new square for London
Rainsborough Square
101 Farm Lane
Fulham, SW6

Client

London Square

Awards

2015 What House? Awards - Gold Winner of Best Luxury Development

2015 Evening Standard New Homes Awards - Highly Commended for Best London Home

2014 What House? Awards - Gold Winner of Best House

2014 What House? Awards - Bronze Winner of Best Brownfield Development

2014 What House? Awards - Bronze Winner of Best Interior Design

Sectors

RIBA Stages

Proposed use

Site history

Former rundown light industrial trading estate built in the 1900s, once used as stables for horses, then servicing buses and later London cabs.

Site area

0.81

Gross internal area

10,000

Number of dwellings

50

Density

62

Plot ratio

1:1.2

Construction value

25,000,000

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