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Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)
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Context study for Grosvenor Gardens House (GGH)

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Mark Holyoake’s vision for the redevelopment of Grosvenor Gardens House is to restore the significant Grade II listed building to its former glory through a carefully considered regeneration.

Mark Holyoake’s vision for the redevelopment of Grosvenor Gardens House is to restore the significant Grade II listed building to its former glory through a carefully considered regeneration.

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  • 1. 46-48 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB 23-45 Grosvenor Gardens & 42-52 Buckingham Palace Road, London UK - 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT] G RO S V E N O R G A R D E N S H O U S E C O N T E X T S T U D Y F O R G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S H O U S E R E V. 1 B IR D ’S E YE AE R IAL PHOTO CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 2. CONTENTS 1. CONTENTS 2. INTRODUCTION 3. SITE CONSERVATION AREA 4. SITE LISTED BUILDINGS 5. SITE ACCESS & MOVEMENT 6. SITE EXISTING BUILDING CONSTRAINTS# 7. SITE CONTEXT STREET ELEVATIONS 1 8. BUILDING HISTORY TIMELINE 1 9. BUILDING HISTORIC REPORT 1 - FLOOR PLANS / GENERAL 10. BUILDING HISTORIC REPORT 2 - FLOOR PLANS / CHIMNEY PIECES 11. BUILDING SCHEME BENEFITSCONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 3. I N T R O DUCTIO N Cl i e nt V i si on The vision for the redevelopment of Grosvenor Gardens House is to restore the significant historic fabric of this Grade II listed building to its former glory through a carefully considered regeneration strategy. It is specifically the elevations and dramatic roofscape along Grosvenor Gardens, Beeston Place and Buckingham Palace Road which capture the essence of Thomas Cundy III’s mid-Victorian French Renaissance E LAC style terraces. Some internal features, designed by others, are also NP of significance as highlighted in the historic building report by Donald S TO Insall Associates, although the building has been remodelled various BEE times. The site presents unique challenges calling for innovative solutions to ensure that Grosvenor Gardens House remains a viable, AD EA TO NL RO sustainable building for the foreseeable future without compromising AN E 2 CE its historic value. The aspiration is to create a high quality mixed use ALA scheme with residential accommodation on the upper floors. 23 MP -4 5G Such a scheme can be achieved through a cooperative process with RO HA S VE NG all relevant parties to ensure that the rejuvenated building continues NO RG CKI A to delight the next generation of occupiers and onlookers alike. RD EN BU SCONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 4. S I TE . C ONS E RV A T ION A RE A GROSVENOR GARDENS CONSERVATION AREA WESTMINSTER, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON Hotel Rubens BM 8.20m 7.6m NOR PLACE LOWER GROSVE 5.6m 8.0m Eland House Bank Nails BRES S ENDE Ban N PLAC h k E rc hu C E s AC er E et PL LAC AD GR P BM Lake View Court RT O St Carrie SV RO 8. NP The Stag BA 32 EN 7.5m OR O m CE STO H GR r ALA Goring Hotel O E EA SV BE MP TO EN N HA SQ Court EA t OR T Allington Cour TR E E TO UA G S GTON KIN G RE ALLIN N 7.1m House AR R O C W D BU EN AR E 3 S U GR O SQ SV s en N EN Theatre TO OR d ar EA GA G RD e ar EN York u Be S Sq lg n VICTORIA STREET E ra v to AC Ea eY E LO PL AR W ard U Victoria Arcade N ER SQ GO BE PH N Tower LY TO L G EA RA N ET VE TO IL RE ST W ST RE H M UT ET Pri RY EW m SO a ry S U Sc WIL EB S h oo Terminal EW l TO M RE N N TO Abford House UA RO y EA wa SQ il AD Ra R TE EC RE Ebury Gate ES C UA ry LE CH Theatre u SQ ST Eb ST WIL O a t R our N EA TE CE TON ST ES S ia C PH Victoria Station PLA RE EW IP CH PS ET ra v RO M M EW N RY S lg AD TO Sta Be U EB LES tio n e C . EC 0 20 40 80 Met ers Grosvenor Gardens House Conservation AreaCONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 5. S I TE . LIS T E D B UILDINGS GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE - LISTED BUILDING GRADE II 23-45 GROSVENOR GARDENS Hotel Rubens BM 8.20m 7.6m NOR PLACE 44-52 BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD SW1 LOWER GROSVE 5.6m 8.0m WESTMINSTER, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON Bank Eland House Nails BRES S ENDE Ban N PLAC h k E rc hu C E s AC er E et PL LAC AD GR P BM Lake View Court RT O St Carrie SV RO 8. NP The Stag BA 32 EN 7.5m OR O m CE STO H GR r ALA Goring Hotel O E EA SV BE MP TO EN N HA SQ Court EA t OR T Allington Cour TR E E TO UA G S GTON KIN G RE ALLIN N 7.1m House AR R O C W D BU EN AR E 4 S U GR O SQ SV s en N EN Theatre TO OR d ar EA GA G RD e ar EN York u Be S Sq lg n VICTORIA STREET E ra v to AC Ea eY E LO PL AR W ard U Victoria Arcade N ER SQ GO BE PH N Tower LY TO L G EA RA N ET VE TO IL RE ST W ST RE H M UT ET Pri RY EW m SO a ry S U Sc WIL EB S h oo Terminal EW l TO M RE N N TO Abford House UA RO y EA wa SQ il AD Ra R TE EC RE Ebury Gate ES C UA ry LE CH Theatre u SQ ST Eb ST WIL O a t R our N EA TE CE TON ST ES S ia C PH Victoria Station PLA RE EW IP CH PS ET ra v RO M M EW N RY S lg AD TO Sta Be U EB LES tio n e C . EC 0 20 40 80 Met ers Listed Buildings Grade I Listed Buildings Grade II Listed Buildings Grade II* Grosvenor Gardens HouseCONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 6. S I TE . A C C E S S & M O V E M E N T                                                        5                           CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 7. S I TE . E X I S T I N G B U I L D I N G C O N S T R A I N T S Cl i e nt V i si on There are numerous architectural benefits in remodelling the rear of the existing building as the current façade facing Eaton lane is questionable in its contribution to the character of the conservation area. The rear of the building was not designed by Thomas Cundy III and is inferior compared to the front and side elevations. The overall massing of the projecting wings to the rear façade creates a fragmented façade along Eaton Lane which lacks a positive frontage to the public domain. There are four main projections with hipped slate roofs at right angles to the existing central corridor with further extensions from the main corridor terminating at the lower floors with flat roofs. The existing building fabric along Eaton Lane is generally of poor quality compared to the richly detailed bays on the other elevations. The existing windows and brickwork are also in a poor state. Random 6 galvanized steel extract ducts and air handling units further detract from the facade. At street level the first impression of the building is a view on solid doors or obscured windows in a defensive blank wall. Such features coupled with unsightly utilitarian metal railings, security grilles and obscured glazing adds to the unfortunate state of the elevation. The roofscape which follows the plan form is overly complex with projecting chimney stacks and numerous down pipes scattered over the façades. The plan form of the existing building contains a central corridor on the upper floor levels connecting the three stair cores. The rooms are arranged towards the north and south of the central corridor. This plan form is limited in its suitability for modern apartments as half of the apartments will be north facing single aspect units if the central corridor remains. The original central staircase has been severely compromised with the insertion of a small lift into the main stairwell.CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 8. S I TE CO N T EX T . S T R E E T E L E V A T I O N S 23-45 GROSVENOR GARDENS BUCKINGHAM PALACE RD BEESTON PLACE 7 GROSVENOR GARDENS PLACE GROSVENOR GARDENS 15 BEESTON PLACE 23 GROSVENOR G.H. 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M PA L A C E R D B U C K I N G H A M PA L A C E R D E AT O N L A N E E AT O N L A N ECONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 9. B UI L DI NG . HIS T ORY T IME LIN E                                                                   8                                           CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 10. B UI L DI NG . HIS T ORIC RE P ORT 1 [GE NE RA L]                 9                                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 11. B UI L DI NG . HIS T ORIC RE P ORT 2 [CHIMNE Y P IE CE S ]                                             10                              CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]
  • 12. B UI L DI NG . S CHE ME B E N E F I T S Be n ef i t s of a h i g h q uality re sid e ntial sc h e me The original building contained shops and restaurant facilities on the ground floor with entresol. The remainder of the upper floors contained apartments. The opportunity exists for the reintro- duction of residential accommodation to the upper floors in line with the original intended pur- pose. There are further opportunities to remodel the arbitrary modernised shop fronts at the ground level to create a uniform scheme in keeping with the architectural language of the existing facades. Further benefits of a residential scheme include the provision of a leisure facility to en- hance the quality of residents experience of the building which could be shared with other users depending on the specific arrangements. The detail restoration of the original features of the building can encompass various elements including extensive window refurbishment, the reinstatement of external features such as deco- rative metal railings to the pitched slate roofs, removal of render from chimney stacks to expose the original brickwork, removal of the modernised skylights to the pitched slate roofs etc. The 11 restoration of the existing fabric on the external facades can be linked to the interior scheme for the building by appropriate use of the architectural language in the principal rooms which are vis- ible from the public domain. Interior features such as existing stairs and original fireplaces will be incorporated into the scheme and restored to their original state where possible. This vision does not only include for restoration of the currently neglected building, but also the enhancement of the greater Grosvenor Gardens conservation area. This area of opportunity in- cludes Eaton Lane and the public open space at Grosvenor Gardens South. Eaton Lane and the Eaton Lane frontage is currently in a state of neglect. There is an opportunity for regeneration along this edge by creating places of interest or destination spaces at ground floor level. This will undoubtedly be of benefit to the conservation area and the neighbouring buildings as the current streetscape is less than inviting. A current lack of meaningful pavement space along the ground plane of the building can be redressed by creating a pedestrian friendly environment by providing traffic control measures within a high quality hard landscaped street. Our aim is to secure longevity for the building through a partial restoration and partial redevelop- ment strategy which will make a positive contribution to the building, site and conservation area.CONTEXT STUDY FOR GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE 2 3 - 4 5 G R O S V E N O R G A R D E N S & 4 2 - 5 2 B U C K I N G H A M P A L A C E R O A D , L O N D O N U K 24.Oct.2011 [DRAFT]

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