37-45 High Street Kensington
This corner site was originally part of a larger scheme which involved the redevelopment of the former Kensington Market. We were appointed for the standalone site on the corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Court and asked to rationalise the approach taken by the previous architect.
Our design simplified the structural works via retention of the front façade and re-configuring of the core to provide very neat, efficient floor plans. Further design work was undertaken to improve the façade arrangement and roof line so it would step down and tie in with the scale of existing buildings along Kensington Court.
A new steel frame sits behind the retained façade, positioned on an entirely new reinforced concrete foundation. The retained façade was rearranged by taking down and rebuilding the gables to suit the new rhythm of the Kensington High Street elevation. New brick, stone and reconstituted stone were used to complete the façade as it turns the corner onto Kensington Court.
The ground and basement floors consists of retail A1 and A3 uses and can be split into a variety of tenancy sizes, whilst the upper floors (storeys one, two, three and four) contain office space. The office entrance is located on Kensington Court.
Client: Shepherd Development | Services: Architecture | Size: 31,215ft²