Project name: Auriol Road
Type: Prime Residential, Heritage
Address: Auriol Road, West Kensington.
Location: LB Hammersmith & Fulham
Planning consultant: Savills
Services: Lead consultant
Size: 3506 m2, 24 homes
Density: 562 hrh.
Emissions: 26.5 tCO2/year, 7.47 kgCO2/m2/year.
Status: Planning Approved
Auriol Road is a project in West Kensington, London, that proposes replacing a bland post war block with a new residential terrace of 24 homes comprised of virtual town houses and lateral apartments above.
The scheme has received planning approval, following in-depth consultation with local residents and ward councillors. Encouraged by consultees to explore ways of strengthening the proposals connection with the local heritage, KC+A introduced a reference to the site’s original use as an orchard. The names of forgotten early Victorian apple varieties are carved in a continuous ribbon of copper plate font into the head of the buildings’ stone base.
The project’s contemporary design is based upon a thorough study of the local urban fabric and seeks to reinforce the character, urban grain and rhythm of the neighbourhood, whilst at the same time adding something with a fresh, new identity.
'We could not be happier with the stunning design that KC+A has produced for our scheme on Auriol Road. They've done a great job to win neighbours and ward councillors over to our vision of a very modern, boutique development.' Oleg Chulkov, LPW
‘My personal view is that the architect has listened to our feedback and improved the design, making it softer and more detailed (especially at ground level).’ Neighbouring resident, Auriol Road