Bear Lane, Great Suffolk Street, London

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

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Location: Bear Lane, London, England, UK




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