Belgravia, City of Westminster, London
With Dixon Jones Architects
The redevelopment of the 12.8-acre historic site takes precedence from London’s traditional urban design principles and re-incorporated this part of the city into a network of permeable streets, squares and gardens. These tools are effectively used to seamlessly integrate the former military barracks grounds into the wider neighbourhood.
There is a diversity of scale and character in the significant mix of house types and apartments arranged along tree-lined avenues. Residents have retail and community facilities like a medical centre, children’s playspace, the reinvented Grade II listed Garrison Chapel and a sports facility at their doorstep. They are able to enjoy an immediate interactive relationship with their environment whether through the public parks, fruit and vegetable allotments in the gardens, or the markets and activities of the squares. A key aspiration was to create a sustainable and green environment that connects with existing communities.
The residential scheme comprises a hybrid of luxury, intermediate and affordable homes catering to the cosmopolitan culture of London. Our lead architect, Shabnam Noor, was involved in studying and developing the typologies, layouts and concepts of the apartments, townhouses and individual homes. Shabnam brought her own creative flair to the project by designing with the potential inhabitants in mind, infusing her work with the inhabitant’s needs and desires