Tileman House - PutneyDesign + Access Statement Rev. A
Prepared by careyjones architects on behalf of Tileman House Investments (Putney) Ltd
Executive SummaryTileman House Design + Access Statement00
This document has been prepared by careyjones architects on behalf of Tileman House Investments (Putney) Ltd in relation to a mixed use development on the site of 131-133 Upper Richmond Road in Putney, currently occupied by the building known as Tileman House. The scheme has been designed to the highest standards and will include:
o Improved retail opportunities provided by the provision of 807sqm of retail space
o 89 Residential Units providing one, two and three bedroom apartments. (25% of the residential provision will be affordable housing)
o 1600 sqm of flexible office accommodation.o Improved landscaping around the site, including the public realm of
Upper Richmond Road.o New basement car parking for workers and residentso New secure cycle parking for visitors, customers, workers and residents
Given its location, size and relationship with neighbouring uses, this 0.27Ha brownfield site represents a significant redevelopment opportunity in Putney town centre. It has the capacity to accommodate a comprehensive development, that responds to and enhances the surrounding townscape.
A thorough consultation process has been undertaken with the London Borough of Wandsworth, the Greater London Authority (GLA), The Putney Society, Putney Partnerships and the local community.
Client Tileman House Investments (Putney) Ltd
Project Manager Land PeopleArchitect careyjones architectsPlanning Consultant King SturgeHighway Engineer Colin BuchananLandscape Architect Allen PykeEnvironmental Consultants Bluesky LimitedSunlight / Daylight Consultants Drivers Jonas
Project TeamTileman House Design + Access Statement00
02 Site + Context
04 Planning Policy
05 Consultation + Involvement
12 Landscape + Play Space
13 Energy + Sustainability
06 Scheme Generators
07 Design Concepts
08 Scale + Massing
09 Design + Elevational Treatment
10 Building Use Sub Division
14 Access, Security + Maintenance
15 Summary Statement
ContentsTileman House Design + Access Statement00
The statement is structured as follows:
Section 01 - Introduction
Section 02 Site and ContextThis section provides general information on the site and the wider context, including a historical overview and a social and economic review.
Section 03 AnalysisThis section provides a review of the existing physical characteristics of the site; heights and type of surrounding buildings, transport network, key buildings adjacent to the site, views from and into the site, connectivity of the site and the constraints that the design will be influenced by.
Section 04 Planning Policy ContextThis section will provide information how national and regional planning policy has influenced the design.
Section 05 Consultation and InvolvementThis section will outline the process of consultation the design team has undertaken, and how certain issues raised within the procedure have been addressed.
Section 06 Scheme GeneratorsThis section outlines the history of the project from the previously approved scheme, the key drivers and form comparables which influenced the development of the scheme design.
Section 07 Design ConceptsThis section outlines the principle concepts that drove the scheme to its final manifestation.
Section 09 Scale + MassingThis section reviews the final form and how the scale of the development relates to its neighbours.
Section 09 Design and Elevational TreatmentThis section deals with the appearance of the development, why the elevations have been developed in the manner they have.
Section 10 Building Use and SubdivisionThis section illustrates how the uses, mix and tenure are distributed within the development.
Section 11 MaterialityThis section describes the materials used within the development.
Section12 Landscape and the Play SpaceThis section deals with the design of the landscape within the development, the public realm and provision of play space.
Section 13 Energy and SustainabilityThis section describes the sustainability strategy and how this has been incorporated in the development.
Section 14 Access, Security + MaintenanceThis section outlines the approach taken to inclusive design and access generally, and how this is reflected in the development. The issues of security within the site and for users of the development are reviewed also within this section.
Section 15 Summary Statement
Scope of the ReportTileman House Design + Access Statement00
Introduction01 Tileman House Design + Access Statement
Tileman House Investments (Putney) Ltd have been long term owners of Tileman House, and secured planning permission for mixed use redevelopment of the site in 2005. However, it has taken a further 3 years and significant level of further investment to ensure that the site can be comprehensively redeveloped. With vacant possession now secured, it is felt that the extent of planning permission can be improved upon, both in design terms and through the efficient and sustainable use of land.
The current Development Plan against which development proposalsmust be considered consists of the 2008 London Plan and saved policies within the 2003 London Borough of Wandsworth Unitary Development Plan (UDP).
The Government remains committed to a plan led system, and the statutory Development Plan provides the necessary framework for planning decisions. This is given statutory weight through Section 38(6) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, which requires that determination of a planning application or appeal be made in accordance with the Development Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise. In this instance, the proposed submission Core Strategy may be an important material consideration.
Both the adopted and emerging Proposals Maps indicate that the application site is not allocated for any specific land use or redevelopment proposal, but does lie within Putney Town Centre.
This document demonstrates the evolution of the project and gives details of design solutions and strategies that have informed the resulting scheme.
Birds Eye View of the site
Currently vacant, the site provides a major redevelopment opportunity, making excellent use of important brown-field land.
The aim of the proposal is to enhance the local environment by improving, both the visual appearance of the site, as well as providing a range of benefits for the existing and developing community, through a sustainable design approach.
The opportunity to provide high quality architecture is central to the development. The principles put forward here, and the use of recognised guidelines, will ensure that the design is of the highest standard. The strategies that follow explain how this quality will be achieved.
Site + Context02 Tileman House Design + Access Statement
02 2.1 Site LocationSite + ContextThe site is located at no 131-133 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, currently occupied by Tileman House.
The site extends to some 0.275 hectares / 0.679 acres. It is located in a visually prominent position within Putney town centre and a planning assessment suggest its appearance currently degrades the quality, setting and character of the surrounding streetscape and Putney town centre generally.
The site is approximately 150m from Putney rail stationand is extremely well served by local buses which run at regular frequencies north and south.
Upper Richmond Road is identified within LB Wandsworth's emerging LDF as a town centre location, and is on the edge of the core retail area, where high density redevelopment is encouraged.
Local contextLocation Plan
02 2.1 Existing BuildingSite + ContextBuilt in the 1960s, Tileman House is a typical example of a concrete, utilitarian building that has little regard for its surroundings. Arranged over ground and six upper floors it provides 2,926m2 of office space. A residential wing to the west provides 20 flats. At ground floor, an undercroft area along with surrounding land provides car parking spaces. Vehicular access is from Upper Richmond Road.
Set back far from Upper Richmond Road, the building is unresponsive to its surroundings and fails to create a defined street edge.
With regard to faade design, the existing building is dominated by the use of exposed concrete perimeter columns that run from first to sixth floor, and glazing appears minimal. This creates a heavy appearance on all sides despite the absence of ground floor accommodation. The building appears dated and lacks any relationship to the street scene.
02 2.1 Surrounding ContextSite + ContextSurrounding Context
In general, the area surrounding the site is mixed in character, and varying in height and mass. The south side of Upper Richmond Road is dominated by 1960s office blocks which appear outdated and do not respond to the street.
Immediately to the south of the site are five storey residential blocks, approximately 35m from the southern site boundary. The adjacent properties to the west are of mixed commercial and retail use and the adjacent building to the east (no125) houses a health centre on the first three floors, with flats above.