Client: Reichmann Properties
Architect: Waugh Thistleton Architects
Status: Concept Design
Engineering Disciplines: Structural, Civil, Geotechnical
The proposed redevelopment to 163 Iverson Road, West Hampstead, consists of building 33 apartments (made up of one, two and three-bedroom units) and three two-bed houses on the existing site. The arrangement of the development runs parallel to the railway line and Iverson Road, with the private houses being located at the east end of the site, adjacent to West Hampstead Thameslink Station.
The apartments are connected to the houses but then extend outwards to form a ‘Y’ footprint on plan. The design is a structural hybrid where CLT is used in conjunction with structural steelwork to create flexible residential spaces. Clear spans have been provided across the footprint of units to maximise long term flexibility and optimise structural efficiency. The north west corner of the development features units raised up on stilts to enable a landscaped garden to be formed between the two blocks.