Lock-up Garages in Twickenham redeveloped into mixed Residential Scheme

Octavia Residential Ltd, advised by Pellings LLP, the multi-disciplinary architectural, property and construction practice has completed the redevelopment of 35 lock up garages at Clifden Road, Twickenham, into two 2-storey houses, four flats and one bungalow for private sale.

Pellings was appointed by Octavia to provide Architecture, Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveying and CDM-C services on the £1.18 million redevelopment of the former garage block in Twickenham and, also, to obtain planning consent.

The scheme prepared by Pellings proposed a traditional, symmetrical development which would be in harmony with the scale and rhythm of the street scene and would not detract from the adjacent buildings.

Pellings partner, Joe Pou, says:

“The designs sought to produce similar accommodation but in a style that was sensitive to the character of Clifden Road. Elements of the adjacent buildings in Clifden Road were analysed and a modern design was produced that reflected the character of the adjacent buildings without becoming pastiche. This scheme was approved by the local planning committee and was granted consent.

“The new building has similar proportions to the existing homes with a pitched roof and a degree of symmetry consistent with the traditional Edwardian style,” he adds. “In addition, window bays and dormer windows have been introduced with fenestration of traditional proportions to reflect the rhythm of the adjacent buildings.”

Traditional materials including brick walls, tiled roof and timber windows, have been used to maintain the traditional appearance of the street scene with a sensitive colour palette that is consistent with the street character.

The completed scheme fits naturally into the local streetscape whilst maintaining the appearance and benefits of modern housing.