The proposed development was for the demolition of the existing public house and its replacement on a similar footprint with a 3 and 4 storey building comprising of 11 number 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats (including 1 flat on the ground floor which can be easily adaptable to a fully accessible wheelchair unit), cycle and refuse storage including recycling.
Redevelopment of Land at the Rear of the Fisherman’s Arms Pub, West Croydon for Webb Estate Management
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher recently achieved Planning Approval for a residential scheme of nine one and two-bedroom units on a challenging site in West Croydon.
RKG was engaged by Webb Estate Management to transform the underused land to the rear of ‘The Fisherman’s Arms’ public house into much needed residential accommodation for the Croydon/ Selhurst community.
The planning permission includes amenities such as cycle storage, balconies and shared communal garden space in addition to sustainable features, stormwater cells and photovoltaic panels.
The restriction imposed by the site location inspired an exciting red brick design that utilised many design features (large windows, open balconies with opaque screens, internal courtyard/amenity) to maximum effect.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were introduced to this project at an early planning stage to work with the contractor - Durkan, Housing Association and other consultants to construct the affordable housing element of the residential part of the redevelopment to create the new Arsenal football ground named The Emirates.
Working Drawings for a Terrace of Six Open Market Houses for MK Building Contractors Ltd.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were commissioned to provide a working drawing package for a new terrace of open market housing in Walthamstow, London.
RKG needed to work closely with Waltham Forest Council Planners to overcome issues with the original planning drawings (by others) to ensure planning conditions could be approved and the building be built on time to the Client’s satisfaction.
The terrace was built on an infill site in a existing residential area, previously occupied by twenty single-storey garage units. The London stock brick townhouse development created six three-bed houses over three floors each with a roof terrace and rear garden.
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Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were initially commissioned by Spurgeon’s College to prepare design proposals for key worker accommodation blocks on a previous Petrol Station which fronted onto the busy A Road, South Norwood Hill.
Barn Conversion in Somerset Conservation Area for a Private Client
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were employed by a private client to produce a working drawing package for a high specification barn conversion in Bath, Somerset.
The project, located in a conservation area included an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna in addition to the main living spaces and bedrooms.
The 3D visualisation images produced by RKG show the intention of the client, both internally and externally.
Exclusive Gated Development of Four Detached Houses in Purley, Croydon
Built by Antler Homes in 2007 'Hillthorpe Close' is a private secluded development accessed off Russell Hill which is fairly central to Purley town centre, a very desirable residential area ideal for commuters.
A Traditional Low-Rise, Thirty-Unit Residential Scheme, Currently On-Site for Cablesheer Group
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed by Buxton Building Contractors Ltd. to prepare concept designs for a large sloping residential site in Purley, Croydon.
The aim was to create a sustainable, high-density, mixed residential scheme that delivers high-quality housing within the London Borough of Croydon. Sustainability measures introduced into the scheme has resulted in the introduction of nearly eighty photovoltaic panels to offset energy consumption.
A traditional local building vernacular was adopted during the design process and Planning Approval was granted through delegated decision by London Borough of Croydon. The scheme consists of a gross internal residential area of 2,437m² in addition to cycle and refuse storage areas. Additionally, there is a shared garden amenity area of 660m² and parking for sixteen vehicles.
The thirty-unit scheme has a mix of unit types divided into two blocks. The larger front block is intended for open market sale and the smaller rear block for affordable housing. RKG have been retained by the Contractor for the detailed design/construction drawings and on-site support.
Residential Infill Development in Ealing, London
A recent residential project for a challenging inner-city residential site in Ealing, London.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were employed to produce a number of feasibility options to develop for a planning submission.
The solution - a raised one-bedroom apartment centred around an internal courtyard - was well received by the Client and is currently under consideration.
Flats to Provide Short-Term Accommodation for Semi-Independent Living for Eldon Housing Association Ltd.
Feasibility and planning drawings/application for Eldon Housing Association Limited. Retained by the Contractor to produce detailed construction drawings and provide on-site support.
The project included the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a two-storey building with accommodation in the roof space comprising fourteen one-bedroom flats. This provides short-term accommodation for semi-independent living for people leaving residential care including formation of vehicular access and provision of associated parking. All the flats were designed to the latest London Housing Design Guide and Lifetime Homes Standards.
Eldon Housing Association Limited is a charitable Housing Association and is a specialist provider of affordable supported housing for the older people of Croydon. It has expanded its support services to include ‘Sheltered and Special Needs’ housing. It is a specialist in the provision and management of supported housing for older people whereby tenants can receive additional care or support services within their own self-contained flat from which they can enhance their own individual levels of independence.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were initially commissioned by the Housing Trust to prepare design proposals for the site and subsequently by Mizen Design / Build Ltd who were contracted to develop the site.