Tachbrook Triangle

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Long view on Vauxhall Bridge Road
Long view at Tachbrook Street Junction
Corner view at the junction of Warrick Way and Vauxhall Bridge Road
The Triangle
Design for the community
The Concept
Before
The apex of the triangle
This project has rejuvenated a triangular city block in the dense urban setting of Vauxhall Bridge Road with a vibrant mixed-use scheme. This was a scheme that few developers would take on given the existing terrace of 11 four-storey, three-bed Grade II listed houses.

Our solution involved designing three new buildings and refurbishing the row of existing Georgian listed townhouses.

The main block is nine storeys high and employs a solid, orthogonal brick language that takes its inspiration from the adjacent Georgian terrace and the celebrated Lillington Gardens estate to the south.  At ground and first floor levels we’ve accommodated a large health centre for Westminster Primary Care Trust and a retail unit. There’s also a gym, and a concierge service for residential and gymnasium access. Buff brick cladding complements the building’s Georgian neighbours.

The affordable housing block on Upper Tachbrook Street drops to four storeys and houses a waiting room/community facility as well. White render and bold punched openings complement the Cubitt terraces opposite.

We’ve created a further residential building to join the apex of the triangle; an imaginative and visually arresting angular construction which houses further apartments.

The listed townhouses, which were semi-derelict, have been returned to their original use as family dwellings.   Their restored facades disguise the modern technology introduced: high-performance acoustic glass in the sashes blocks out the traffic noise from Vauxhall Bridge Road, and shallow basement excavations allow two-storey bathroom-over-kitchen pods to be added. Underground parking features hydraulic stacking and cars reach the car park via a lift from Upper Tachbrook Street.

This challenging mixed-use regeneration restores pride and prime real estate in the heart of Pimlico.

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RIBA Housing Design Award Winner
Tachbrook Triangle
171 – 203 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London, SW1V 1ER

Client

Barratt London

Awards

2008 British Homes Awards - Winner for Affordable Housing Project of the Year

2008 British Homes Awards - Commendation for Apartment Building of the Year

2008 Sustainable Communities Award - Winner for Building Sustainable Communities

2007 RIBA Housing Design Awards - Winner

2007 British Homes Awards - Commendation for Regeneration Project of the Year

2006 What House Awards - Gold for Best Renovation

Sectors

RIBA Stages

Proposed use

Site history

Redundant shops, offices and houses.

Site area

0.3

Gross internal area

7,200

Number of dwellings

71

Density

237

Plot ratio

1:2.4

Construction value

20,000,000

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