LIVING WEEK – #ThrowBack Thursday
Over the years our wonderful residential team has undertaken a wide range of housing schemes, both small and large, for a variety of clients. On Day 4 of ‘Living Week’, we bring you a selection of our completed schemes for #Throwback Thursday…
Location: Finchley, London
Client: Fruition Properties
Lee Evans Partnership was appointed by Fruition Properties to redesign this luxury, bespoke development. ‘The Halley’ comprises eight individually-designed apartments, each finished to a luxurious specification.
The mass of the scheme is viewed as two separate buildings, connected by a zinc-clad link, providing an axis of symmetry which reflects the scale and form of the surrounding existing buildings within the street scene.
Each apartment has private outdoor space together with allocated underground parking. Residents will have exclusive use of a large landscaped communal garden in the leafy suburb of Finchley.
The external palette of materials reflects the surrounding area. Red brick and white rendered external walls, grey slate roof tiles, timber sash windows, and zinc cladding are used in harmony to provide a striking yet unobtrusive development.
Sustainable features have been incorporated into the design, including a green roof, integrated cycle stores to encourage sustainable modes of transport, and efficient plant resulting in 30% reduction in CO2 emissions over the standards set by the Building Regulations.
‘The Halley’, Finchley, London
Location: Whitstable, Kent
Client: Sea Street Developments
This exclusive development of eight luxury townhouses and seven high-end holiday lets on Whitstable Seafront completed in Spring 2021.
With spectacular sea views and high-end design and finish, each property offers residents and guests the opportunity to luxuriously immerse themselves in the unique culture that the seaside town of Whitstable affords. With its abundance of boutique and independent shops, art galleries, and a reputation for outstanding dining, the central location of this development ensures everything you could desire is available right on your doorstep.
The townhouses offer high-end spacious living accommodation, dedicated off-road parking, private gardens, and two or three bedrooms.
Additionally, seven luxury holiday lets have been constructed, as well as a landscaped public open space with tiered seating, and small café/shop.
All interiors have been carefully curated, with luxurious finishes selected – designed by our in-house interiors team led by Suzanne Mason.
Lee Evans Partnership worked with the client, Sea Street Developments, for a number of years to make this scheme a success. Located on a site which raised a number of complex and challenging issues, a long period of planning ensued which was spearheaded by our Planning team. After various appeals, permission to commence works was finally awarded in 2017, with completion achieved in Spring 2021.
‘The Warehouse’ development, Sea Street, Whitstable
Ebbsfleet Garden City
Location: Ebbsfleet, Kent
Client: Taylor Wimpey, Clarion Housing
Lee Evans has been designing homes at the emerging Ebbsfleet Garden City for almost ten years, delivering schemes for major house builder Taylor Wimpey, as well as national social housing provider, Clarion Housing.
Taylor Wimpey @ Ebbsfleet
Four blocks of apartments have been designed and constructed, totally 69 apartments. 1 and 2-bed apartments have been provided in line with National Space Standards and all meeting criteria of ‘Lifetime Homes’.
Located directly on ‘Fastrack’ – the key direct public transport access route through the heart of the emerging town – these apartments form a key landmark in the Ebbsfleet development area and adopt a contemporary design approach drawing upon the sites industrial heritage, and coordinates with the wider Area Masterplan and Design Code.
Landmark apartment block for Taylor Wimpey at Ebbsfleet
Clarion @ Ebbsfleet
LEP has worked alongside Clarion Housing at the Ebbsfleet site, delivering in excess of 300 affordable homes in the Castle Hill area of the site, across a number of years.
A diverse mix of houses and apartments, designs provide a contemporary approach to a relatively traditional housing format set between large community open green spaces.
Various affordable housing plots totally approx. £40m for Clarion Housing at Ebbsfleet
A sensitive extension and renovation of Listed house in Hempstead, London, for a member of an internationally famous British rock band.
A new living zone has been created at lower ground floor level, with bespoke kitchen and spacious family room. The curved-walled extension has a green roof and folding doors, providing direct access onto the limestone patio.
Baltic pine floors have been laid throughout, with period features, including mouldings, balustrading and fireplaces, being meticulously restored.
A vehicle ‘turntable’ has been introduced beneath bonded resin gravel to provide additional parking.
Rosslyn House, Hempsted, London
Bradbury Court, Washington, West Sussex
Location: Washington, West Sussex
Client: The Lorica Trust / The National Trust
Owned by the National Trust and leased by The Lorica Trust, Bradbury Court, located at East Clayton Farm, has been converted into the first shared ownership housing scheme in the country for young people with profound and multiple disabilities. Bradbury Court offers independent living units in a safe, secure and stimulating environment where residents can reach their full potential and engage in the local community.
Derelict outbuildings and a new extension now provide eight self-contained units centered around an attractive landscaped inner courtyard with its sensory garden. A key feature of the scheme is the glazed heated walkway encircling the courtyard, providing sheltered access to and from each flat, and providing a direct link to the existing farmhouse where additional communal space is provided for residents.
The innovative scheme secured various awards, including:
- Pinders Healthcare Design Awards Winner 2010
- RIBA South East Conservation Awards Commendation 2011
- RTPI Awards 2010
- Sussex Heritage Awards 2011 – Highly Commended
- Shortlisted for the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010
Bradbury Court, West Sussex – shared ownership housing scheme for people with profound and multiple disabilities
Shalmsford Street, Chartham
Location: Chartham, Nr Canterbury
Client: Pentland Homes
Completed: Dec 2014
LEP was appointed by Pentland Homes to design a scheme of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom properties, together with the conversion of an existing Oast building into two additional new homes.
In a sensitive rural village location, the design centres around a new farm ‘square’, with two terraced blocks of houses in the form of traditional Kentish barns. To the rear of the site the larger detached houses are located along narrow lanes, with views over the open fields and across the prominent lake. The materials used are sympathetic to the Conservation Area within which it is sited, and traditional finishes can be seen reflecting the a rural Kentish village location.