Trinity Village, 2014-2019
- new mixed tenure homes and commercial space on historic estate behind Borough High Street, SE1
Located behind Borough High Street within historic estate Trinity Village, Otterlo has developed a mixed used terrace of apartment buildings built on the site of a former Post Office sorting depot and a former County Court. 64 homes include ground floor maisonettes with gardens, flats with large private balconies and roof terraces, including a roof garden overlooking London for both market and affordable tenures. New commercial units activate a street corner opposite a public park and Grade II listed Inner London Session House.
The design creates a triptyque of differing buildings conceived by Haworth Tompkins (Stirling Prize 2014 - Everyman Liverpool), architect behind Young Vic and the National Theatre refurbishment, responding sensitively to challenging heritage considerations. The previous County Court on the site was a locally listed building and had a significant street presence. The design of the housing that replaces it echoes many key characteristics, brick colour and dominant eaves line, to keep the contribution of its townscape features, while building new to allow for better homes.
Elements of the Crown Court, such as the decorative stonework and metalwork are incorporated into the new buildings, together with the reclaimed dressed stone from the façade. Otterlo worked with heritage consultant, Richard Coleman of City Designer, to ensure that our approach and design strategy would result in buildings that sit well with the adjacent Grade II listed Trinity Church Square, Grade II listed Henry Wood Hall and Grade II listed Inner London Session House.
This development demonstrates Otterlo's ability to generate beautiful 'gentle density' modern apartment buildings amongst some of London's most sensitive and historic fabric. Providing uplifting new homes and workspaces that contribute to the well being of the occupants, visitors and passersby.
25-29 Harper Road & Fm Crown Court Swan Street, London SE1
64 apartments and ground floor commercial units
The Corporation of Trinity House, Galliard Group, Acorn Property Group,
Graham Haworth, Haworth Tompkins (Concept), RAU (Project)
Richard Coleman, City Designer
Pryce & Myers, Jenkins & Porter
HTA, Grant Frazer, Mitzi de Margary, RAU