Location: Balham, London
CAP were appointed by the developer to undertake the planning submission for a new development within the conservation area in Wandsworth. The site, which has had along history of planning refusals, was designed as a complex consisting of 12 apartments with a sports facility on the ground floor and a unique terrace of 9 houses offering between 2 to 5 bedrooms and a new public garden at the heart of the site.
A key objective was to harmonise contemporary forms with the context - green space and buildings. The site is a separate entity from surrounding development with a “backland” quality, yet forms part of a wider complex. We felt that an independent style, responding to context was more appropriate than adhering to any historical style.