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One Church Square / Paul Davis+Partners

  • 01:00 - 7 April, 2014
One Church Square / Paul Davis+Partners
One Church Square / Paul Davis+Partners, © Adam Parker
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  • Contractor

    Wates Living Space
  • Planning Consultant

    Rolfe Judd
  • Structural Engineer

    Clancy Consulting
  • Services

  • Quantity Surveyor and EA

  • Client

    Dolphin Square Foundation
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Adam Parker
© Adam Parker

Paul Davis + Partners has recently completed a quality, sustainable project for keyworker housing in Pimlico that respects the adjacent grade I listed St James the Less Church.

© Adam Parker
© Adam Parker

One Church Square is situated on the busy Vauxhall Bridge Road, and Paul Davis + Partner’s design ingeniously exploits its quieter elevation by locating its entrance off the public square it shares with the church. This move ensures that a previously under-utilised square has been revitalised and also reinforces its connection to the church and its grounds.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The £5.5m development, commissioned by the Dolphin Square Foundation, provides 39 units spread over 5-storeys. Thirty-one apartments are for key workers while the remaining eight are being rented at open market values. The design employs a central glass-covered courtyard and a roof terrace that aims to contribute to social interaction and a sense of community. Located in a conservation area, the 2,400sq m development’s quality design and choice of materials sympathetically respond to the surrounding historic urban context.

© Adam Parker
© Adam Parker

Unusual for an affordable housing scheme, One Church Square utilises a range of sustainable measures to achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. To comply with Westminster City Council’s challenging planning brief and to meet Level 4, a number of passive measures have been integrated into the scheme. These include; a super-insulated, airtight building envelope, solar shading fins, a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system, and the provision of photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate the building’s own electricity.

Courtyard Concept
Courtyard Concept

One Church Square’s recent win of the 24housing Award for Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year and Civic Trust Award commendation proves that Paul Davis + Partners thoughtful design has set the bar high for other sustainable and quality, affordable housing projects.

© Adam Parker
© Adam Parker

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Cite: "One Church Square / Paul Davis+Partners" 07 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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