|Client||Native Land and Grosvenor|
This 140,000 sq ft new build apartment building comprises 26 private, 13 affordable apartments, 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. The building’s entrance was relocated 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 the lighter, limestone surrounds of the window openings. Decorative metal balconies and spandrel panels between windows introduce unique ornamentation to the building’s exterior while the rhythm, scale and proportions of the façade design reference the Georgian properties in Oakley Gardens and the surrounding area.
UK Property Awards – Winner
SBID International Design Awards – Finalist
Photographs: MSMR/JZA Photography, Native Land