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Chalk Farm Road

location:  Camden, London N1
client:      One Housing Group
value:      £12 million
service:   RIBA Stages A-D
A mixed use, high density scheme on a brownfield site currently occupied by a 1970’s office buildings, a few minutes’ walk from Camden Lock. Located next to the Grade II* listed Roundhouse and within the Regents Canal Conservation Area, the scheme comprises 63 apartments and approximately 1450sqm of mixed employment space, including office, retail and restaurant uses.

The proposals have been developed to enhance the setting of the listed building and to open up new views from the east. In so doing a new public open space is proposed, providing space for the scheme’s restaurant and a new, active frontage along Chalk Farm Road. The scale and massing of the new buildings have been designed to frame the Roundhouse with lower scale buildings immediately adjacent and stepping up to taller ones, but never exceeding the height of the listed building. The building form and materials are designed to be regular and robust to complement the strong geometry of the Roundhouse.

The scheme has been design to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and BREEAM Very Good, and sustainable features include green and blue roofs, photovoltaic cells and communal heating plant.

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