Plot H11a marks the eastern edge of the Elephant Park masterplan. It plays a key role in mediating between the existing and emerging context, while linking New Kent Road and its family of towers with the future public park, the main focus of the masterplan. The proposals achieve this linkage via strong active frontage, with a generous retail and commercial offer.
Above, the homes are distributed across 3 buildings ranging from 9 to 18 stories and arranged around a landscaped podium. The 222 homes are divided between 3 tenures, BtR, Affordable Rented and Shared Ownership.
The façade treatment ensures that the buildings share a similar language and read as different elements of the same place using a combination of terracotta and pigmented pre-cast concrete to reflect the masonry heritage of the existing context. The choice of colours for the materials has been influenced by an extensive analysis of the existing and emerging palette.
To meet the client’s aspiration of maximising DfMA and avoiding extensive external access, the façades of the buildings have been designed to be delivered via unitised panels for the tall building and pre-cast doughnut panels with pre-fitted windows for the mid-rise buildings.