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Trentham completes £1.6m Southwark housing scheme

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Michael Trentham Architects has completed this mixed-use housing and commercial scheme in Southwark, south London

The 740m2 brick-clad scheme includes nine flats sat above ground floor commercial space.

The £1.6 million building replaced a run-down pub on the plot at the edge of Nursery Row Park near Elephant and Castle roundabout.

The architect’s view

‘The building is conceived with two brick sculpted forms, interlocking with larch cladding. The brick (having the same character as traditional London Stocks) is peeled and folded back into the terrace soffits and over the roof which together with the larch balcony fins create deep shadow lines, animating the park and street side elevations.

‘The boundary is designed with vertical galvanised tubes, allowing the park to flow up to the building, creating pavilion and greatly improving the social and cultural character of this edge of the park through passive observation and high quality design.’

Michael Trentham Architects

Project data

Location Elephant and Castle, London
Type of project mixed-use
Architect Michael Trentham Architects 
Structural engineer MPN
Client Terramek
Funding Private
Tender date N/A
Start on site date December 2014
Contract duration 14 months
Gross internal floor area 740m2
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT intermediary contract with contractors design
Total cost £1.6 million
Planning supervisor Clear Water Safety
Lighting consultant MTA
Main contractor Mono Construction

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  • It wasn't a "run-down pub", it was a beautiful original Victoria pub with Wenlock Ales tiling. Why do developers insist on justifying their commercial vandalism with lies?

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