Vanston Place Fulham, London Residential, Image, Architect, Housing Design, News
Vanston Place, Fulham
Residential Building in south west London, England – design by CZWG, Architects
13 May 2010
Design: CZWG Architects LLP
CZWG’s sunny west coast approach to Fulham continues on Vanston Place
Fulham Island, the bright collage of new and existing buildings completed in 2001, is credited with positively transforming perceptions of Fulham. The Tutti Frutti building on the square overlooking St John’s Church and gardens has become a local landmark.
Now CZWG have planning permission for a sister building on the Vanston Place side of the square, replacing a derelict Bingo Hall with a residential led mixed use scheme.
The T shaped building, for Crystal Partners, has a continuous façade to the street with a wing running back into the depth of the site with gardens either side. In deference to the neighbour’s light and outlook this wing is on a split level – half a storey lower than the frontage. There are 42 apartments of which 21% are affordable including family units with private outside spaces. All the flats have balconies or terraces.
The neighbouring buildings on the square 1-5 Vanston Place and the Jolly Maltster pub have totally different styles but also different frontage alignments. The new façade has a double curve on plan so that it smoothly segues from one alignment to the other and meets its disparate neighbours tangentially. The inward curve also acknowledges the thrust of the liturgical north east end of the church. This swooping wave form of the façade is counterbalanced by glazing and balconies in two parallel lines in front and behind the wave. These glazing lines also define the set forward of the shop front and the set back of the penthouse storey to complete a balanced composition.
> The design evolved through very constructive consultation with planning officers and local residents. Officers considered the proposed replacement building had been developed from a carefully considered analysis of the surrounding townscape and the role of the building within it. They added that it was a high quality contextual façade with presence, and an appropriate backdrop and setting for St Johns Church that made a positive contribution to the collection of buildings which define the space around the church. They concluded that, “the proposal has the potential to become an outstanding new building in this part of the Borough”.
Fulham Island, completed by CZWG in 2001:
Vanston Place – Building Information
Client: CP Property Developments UK Limited
Townscape Consultant: Richard Coleman City Designer
Planning Consultant: Driver Jonas Deloitte
Affordable housing /viability advisor: Driver Jonas Deloitte
Transport and Structural: O’Connor Sutton Cronin
Energy and M&E: Hoare Lea
1 bed – 44 %
2 bed –34%
3 bed – 20%
4 bed – 5%
Car parking: 28 with 42 residential bicycle spaces
Planning Authority: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Fulham Island, completed by CZWG in 2001.
CZWG Architects LLP is a London-based architectural practice with an international reputation and a history stretching back 33 years. Its work covers a broad spectrum of differing building types, many of which have gained awards. The scale of projects ranges from urban regeneration and the masterplanning of whole areas of cities, to one-off houses and exhibition design.
CZWG-built projects include China Wharf; Cascade, the award-winning de Barones shopping centre in Breda, the Netherlands; the Crown Street Masterplan, Gorbals, Glasgow; Fulham Island, London; VizioN7, London; Queen Elizabeth Square, Glasgow; The Green Bridge, London. Most recently completed mixed-use buildings are Waterman’s Place – Granary Wharf in Leeds and Albert Court- Fortune Green, London.
Current projects include; Rathbone Market, Canning Town; One Lansdowne Road, Croydon; Vanston Place, Fulham; Cleveland Street, Camden; Chesterfield House, London; Richmond Gardens, Bournemouth; Bournemouth Pavilion Gardens, as well as Barnsley Markets, designed in collaboration with Holder Mathias Architects.
Projects on site include Canada Water Library, Southwark, London; The Almeida Centre, Islington, London; Brewery Square, Dorchester and Queensland Road, London.
Vanston Place Fulham Island images / information from CZWG Architects
Location:Vanston Place, Fulham, London, UK