|Client||Native Land and Grosvenor|
Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this 140,000 sq ft new build apartment building comprises 26 private and 13 affordable apartments, together with residents’ facilities, a pool, spa and underground parking. Working within the massing of a previously consented scheme, MSMR reimagined Cheyne Terrace and delivered a successful, award winning development for its joint venture client Native Land and Grosvenor.
With a pre-determined ‘deep plan’ layout, MSMR introduced imaginative space planning solutions and creative lighting techniques to maximise the quality and value of the apartments. Other key features of MSMR’s design included the relocation of the building’s entrance, which was moved to a more centralised position on Chelsea Manor Street. The sequence of approach to the building is significantly enhanced by the introduction of a set of decorative metal gates and screens, leading to a covered, part-glazed portico, which in turn provides clear visual connections to the lobby spaces inside.
The red hand-thrown brick elevations contrast with window openings articulated by lighter, limestone surrounds. Decorative metal balconies and spandrel panels between windows introduce unique ornamentation to the building’s exterior whilst the rhythm, scale and proportions of the façade design reference the Georgian properties in Oakley Gardens and surrounding area.
UK Property Awards – Winner
SBID International Design Awards – Finalist
Photographs: JZA Photography and Native Land