Architect designed Surbiton Housing: Kingston - proposed 3D visual

Architecture for London has just submitted a pre app for our Surbiton housing scheme to the borough of Kingston upon Thames

The proposal creates nine units, including flats and mews style houses.

The tight urban site in Surbiton, south west London led to the mews design approach for the houses, with narrow footprints. This achieves a similar density to the adjacent flats while providing each house with its own ground floor entrance and private stair. The houses are raised to allow parking at ground level, each with supercharger electric charging points. All units incorporate balconies, patios or roof gardens which exceed London Plan standards, while supporting new opportunities for wildlife at high level.

The Borough of Kingston upon Thames is mostly suburban in character with areas of specific, coherent character together with considerable areas of mixed and fragmented character. A period of rapid expansion in the nineteenth century including construction of a new river crossing and the arrival of the railway system, brought with it rapid urbanisation first at Surbiton and New Malden, and later Kingston Town. Similarly the construction of a bypass in the 1920s saw even larger parts of the Borough becoming substantial suburban housing.

An underlying current priority for the Borough is to deliver at least 375 additional residential units of per annum. At least 30% of these are to be family homes to reflect the established need in the Borough.

Surbiton Housing project architect: Tom Dawson

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