Mixed-use scheme in Strand, London, United Kingdom

November 13, 2010 Category: Commercial Building, Office

The Mixed-use scheme, designed by GRID Architects that has won planning approval for a large residential-led mixed use scheme situated on Strand in the heart of London’s West End United Kingdom. he existing office buildings on the site will be replaced with 206 dwellings and 22,500 sq ft of retail, restaurant, leisure and business facilities.

Sited adjacent to the Grade I listed St Clement Danes church and opposite the Courts of Justice, the redevelopment will positively contribute to the Strand Conservation Area.  The designs for the new scheme draw inspiration from the surrounding Beaux Arts and Victorian English Baroque buildings on Aldwych, Kingsway and Strand.

The proposed materials include a layered façade of stone, metalwork and glass.  Laser cut metal filigree balustrades will provide a relief to the simplicity of the stone façade and echo the surrounding historic style.  The filigree is also used to create a ‘mansard’ roof form veiling the large terraces behind; when viewed from the street it appears solid but when viewed internally it allows views out.

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