Monday 29 June 2015
6.30 – 8.00pm
DSDHA and Berkeley Homes hosted an exclusive tour of Abell and Cleland construction site as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2015. The participants had the chance to admire the raw structure of this impressive new residential complex in the heart of Westminster, ahead of its completion in May 2016, and to get involved in a conversation with DSDHA’s Director, Deborah Saunt and Berkeley Homes’ Angus Michie, about the creative challenges of introducing contemporary design into a historic residential neighbourhood.
DSDHA’s scheme replaces two ex-government buildings on the site and provides a mix of private and affordable housing arranged around generous landscaped gardens along with over £1m of new public realm improvements. The design is informed by a rigorous analysis of the existing context resulting in a contemporary scheme which embodies high quality design and craftsmanship.
Read more about the project here.