West Grove South
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Ed ran the project team for this mixed use development of 228 flats above a podium with 20,000sqft of retail space. Leading the BIM-based project over a two year period from inception to the completion of tender documents, or ‘Employer’s Requirements’, Ed was responsible for driving the resolution of the design as well as day to day management of the complex client body and negotiations with all the statutory and local stakeholders for Panter Hudspith Architects.
The site for West Grove South occupies a sensitive location in the Elephant Park masterplan, the largest regeneration site in Europe, acting as transition from the smaller scale historic grain of Walworth to the taller, denser buildings of the new build. The scheme directly responds to this and works to ensure the new development is stitched seamlessly into the existing grain of this part of London - signalling the gateway position whilst sensitively moderating the increase in height. In particular the tall block is broken into distinct volumes which reflect the plan form of the building and cues from the surrounding context.
The scheme received unanimous approval at Committee and was awarded a consent some 3 weeks in advance of the normal period for response.