Bear Lane Building, Great Suffolk Street London, Panter Hudspith Architecture, Architect, Design

Bear Lane, London Housing

Great Suffolk Street Housing Development, SE1, for Galliard Homes – design by Panter Hudspith Architects

19 May 2011

Bear Lane London

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Panter Hudspith Architects

Bear Lane Bear Lane Building Bear Lane Building Great Suffolk Street Great Suffolk Street Building
photographs © Lee Mawdsley

Bear Lane so clearly and substantially elevates itself above the benchmark of standard urban housing design that is surprising to discover it is the result of a volume house builder (Galliard Homes) operating through a design and build contract.

The project is expressed as a terrace of tall individual brick buildings. The design is understood as both a series of elements and a singular entity, with a crenelated skyline and heavily articulated facades – almost in the manner of the towers of San Gimignano.

The project wraps a triangular site, rising up from an unfortunately but necessarily retained corner pub which does historically and formally anchor the scheme. Three facades look into a communal courtyard. This is sophisticated residential architecture of the highest order.

Great Suffolk Street Housing Great Suffolk Street Housing London
photographs © Panter Hudspith Architects

Bear Lane Building – Building Information

Location: Great Suffolk Street, London SE1
Architect: Panter Hudspith Architects
Client: Galliard Homes
Contractor: Galliard Construction
Structural Engineer: Clark Smith Partnership
Services Engineer: CSA Consultants
Contract Value: £12m
Date of completion: May 2009
Gross internal area: 8,828 sqm

RIBA Awards

Great Suffolk Street Property images / information from Panter Hudspith Architects

Panter Hudspith Architects

Location: Bear Lane, London, England, UK

London Buildings

Contemporary London Architecture

London Building Designs – chronological list

London Architectural Tours by e-architect

London Architects Offices

London Architecture

London Architecture Photographs

London Olympic Buildings
Design: various architects
London Olympic Stadium
photo from Olympic Delivery Authority

London Art Galleries

London Hotel Buildings

London Houses

Blackwall Reach, Tower Hamlets, East London
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Blackwall Reach
Court Yard View CGI
Blackwall Reach Development

London Housing

Comments / photos for the Bear Lane Building LondonGreat Suffolk Street Property page welcome