Lower Street Apartments – London
Bowman Riley has designed a new five-storey apartment building on Lower Street in Watford, London.
Our brief was to ensure the design and layout of the building maximised the number of residential units whilst maintaining the quality of architecture.
Initially, we prepared a feasibility study and subsequently provided pre-planning advice. This led to the full design of the building of 28 mixed-size apartments with two stairways and lift cores.
The main design challenge was the proximity to an existing residential building behind the Lower Street development. We carefully considered the design to avoid overlooking issues. The building was designed with louvres to the side windows and the top storey of the building is set back to minimise the impact of the massing.
The design features green amenity space to the front of the building, 28 bicycle spaces in a store, 12 visitor bicycle spaces and only four car parking spaces resulting in a virtually car-free development.
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