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RAVENSBOURNE PARK

Ravens-born again. Breathing new life into an underutilized piece of grassland. Sensitive scale. Sculpted forms. A carefully crafted site response to provide five new three bed family homes.

Catford, Lewisham.

Currently an underutilised, privately owned strip of grassland situated directly on Ravensbourne Park road. A creative approach to the amenity was required given the shape and depth of the site as well as a landscape-lead buffer zone to the road to provide sufficient privacy to the residents.

The proposals bring forward five, three bed family homes. Importantly, the key focus has been on the houses reading as sculpted forms with good separation and carefully considered scale to ensure the development stitches into the surrounding streetscape.

A soft and natural material palette ties into the landscaping led approach with natural buffers from the street offered by the border of planting created by the angled paths leading to the front doors. Each house then has a secure and sheltered cycle and bin store integrated into the landscape design that provides screening to private courtyard areas.

The levels of the scheme have carefully been considered to provide a series of thresholds from the street to give residents a sense of enclosure whilst maintaining level access. To maximise the natural daylight into the heart of the plan, the first floor is set back to the rear of the site to allow for skylights into the kitchen areas; the deepest area of the plan. The front facade is stepped to give privacy to the amenity courtyards for each unit as well as soften the build edge.

Public realm is provided on site with a pocket park to the prominent Northern end of the site which offers a vibrant green anchor to the important street corner. A wildlife conservation area is also provided as part of this area, promoting biodiversity.

Project Info

STATUS
PLANNING SUBMITTED, 2024
TYPE
RESIDENTIAL BACKLAND
LOCATION
BOROUGH
LEWISHAM
CLIENT
Private
AREA
900m²

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