Residential Development and Refurbishment, Sutton, Surrey, UK
A 2,500 m2 residential development of high-quality compact living apartments in Sutton, Surrey.
Conversion and extension of an existing, 10 storey office building that has been granted consent under permitted development to provide 73, one and two bed apartments. Twelve Architects have been appointed to design an additional nine penthouse apartments on top of the existing building and remodel the external façade to include new balconies, upgrading of the thermal envelope and the design of amenity space to the front of the site.
The design introduces a new ‘framed balcony zone’ to the front and rear elevations, articulating the gridded geometry of the existing building but softening the aesthetic and adding depth. The addition of balconies improves the relationship with the street and surrounding public space, and adds significant value to the apartments.