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 – 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 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 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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