During the design development of the scheme, the massing has been tested across the site to understand how we can achieve maximum density of the site, whilst remaining sympathetic to it's surrounding. The proposal therefore infills the southern boundary of the site to 'complete' the street frontage on the junction between Great Clowes Street and Kent Street
Using bolt on balconies as opposed to recessing these into the facade line, density has been maximised whilst restraining the building line from being too deep; allowing the building to sit alongside the existing. Furthermore, the proposed massing creates a central resident courtyard to the rear of the existing property and a new 'heart' to the site for the residents.
In this space the main stair core sits to one side with external walkways in the sky providing access to the apartments. This also creates an opportunity to provide dual aspect views from the apartments.