After a five year planning battle PKS won planning permission for the first ever apartment building in Londons notorious Millionaires Row. The 70,000 sq ft development of contemporary design situated within the Hampstead Garden Suburb Conservation Area within an area dominated by mock Georgian and Classical houses.
The site is largely covered by trees and has a relatively small development area at its centre. It is one of the few remaining sites on The Bishops Avenue which has preserved a remnant of the pre-urban condition of wild woodland. The scheme aims to preserve and enhance this.
The design gives definition to the central area with a walled garden, which separates the domestic interior landscape from the wild exterior woodland, whilst maintaining a controlled visual permeability.
Simple vernacular forms of domestic scale, proportion and massing define the corners to three buildings arranged around the central garden and interact with the wall in a picturesque manner. These forms house an array of high-end apartments.