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Old Station Way

Client:Avon Group




This station marker building provides a mix of single and duplex residential accommodation over a newly proposed childcare facility at the entrance of Clapham High Street Overground Station.

Within a conservation area and adjacent to the Grade II former station building, this rare opportunity looks to provide 24 new high-quality homes. The enhancements to the public square and termination of the station approach will underpin the vibrant retail parade that occupies the railway arches.

With the Overground orbital extension in December 2012, this sustainable form of transport in the PTAL 6a rated area of Clapham provides clear wayfinding to the town centre station and a much-needed community and social purpose in the form of an early years nursery. Other adjacent marker buildings help orientation, with the 2012 u+i Clapham One redevelopment, including Library and Leisure Centre, on the adjacent High Street.

Sitting neighbouring the railway provides design and construction constraints, from noise for new residents and piling strategies, to ensuring continuity of the passing train services. The significance of the building as a marker within the conservation area also drives the high quality design. The high risk building (HRB) under the Building Safety Act also requires an innovative unit mix to best address housing numbers within the slender floorplate.

With the main building elevation orientated south, the triple aspect units are designed to maximise natural light while using the chamfered balcony design to provide solar shading, reducing potential summertime overheating.

The experience developer at this early stage of the project , provides an outstanding design led approach to tight urban site regeneration, whilst respecting the historic value of the area.

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