The project will see the demolition of an existing almshouse building at 75 St. Johns Wood Terrace and its replacement with a new 4 storey building providing 44 apartments for key workers. The scheme is designed as a brick clad reinforced concrete frame sitting on piled foundations, and the apartments will benefit from winter gardens giving a light and airy feel to the space. The aim of the development is to create a functional, long life and minimal maintenance urban almshouse and to be a model for almshouse development into the 21st Century.
We are appointed as technical advisor to the trustees and our role is funded by the developer, who will undertake the development as part of a s106 planning gain agreed as a component of the planning approval for a major residential development in nearby Regents Park. We have provided general advice to the trustees in the development of the design through the planning process and now as it proceeds through Stage 3. We attend, on behalf of our Client, design team meetings and support them in their meetings with the developer. This challenging but rewarding project brings with it complexities resulting from the development agreement, added to by a change of architect, and more recently a change in ownership of the Regents Park property.
St Martins in the Fields Almshouses