341-345 Walworth Road will deliver a 3-storey building consisting of 2 commercial units on the ground floor at 136sqm in total and 9 residential units with a mix of studio, 1-bedrooms and 2-bedroom homes under a mansard roof.
Located on the corner of Walworth Road and Liverpool Grove, the site is situated within the Walworth Road Conservation Area and adjacent to the Liverpool Grove Conservation Area, and is in close proximity to a number of buildings that are Grade I/II listed buildings and buildings that have townscape merit.
Key design elements of the proposal include a contrasting base between the ground floor commercial areas with upper residential floors. A chamfered corner creating a key marker into Liverpool Grove, mirroring 3-storey building and mansard roof of the neighbouring 347 Walworth Road to frame the Grade I Listed St Peter’s Church as one approaches it from Walworth Road.
The two commercial units are located along Walworth Road and will activate the frontage along this road and the corner.
The historic fabric plays a vital role in maintaining Walworth’s sense of place and this proposal aims to protect and add to their heritage value of the Walworth Road area. Hence, the architectural approach of the scheme draws from the character of the local context, in a more contemporary form.
With only a short 12-minute walk to Elephant & Castle Underground Station and National Railway, the proposal is designed as a car-free scheme due to its sustainable location and therefore has no vehicular entrance to the site.
The proposal has been sensitively designed in response to a detailed analysis of the site and local context, taking into account the character of the area and the objective of delivering high quality buildings with high quality accommodation.