The grounds of Downshire House had deteriorated over recent years and were in a poor condition. Its gardens had become overgrown and the clarity of the historic layout had been lost. The redevelopment of the site included the restoration and re working of the landscaped gardens, which can now be enjoyed by the student residents and staff. The site is also freely accessible to the public during the day, enabling the community to enjoy this unique historic setting.
The new landscape designs provide a simple, elegant and contemporary setting to Downshire House and the new Residences whilst maintaining and referencing its historical context and setting.
Oct 2012 – Henley Halebrown appointed
April 2013 – Application Submitted
Aug 2013 – Permission Granted
Sept 2016 – Completion
|Developer:||University of Roehampton|
|Planning Authority:||London Borough of Wandsworth|
|Site size (ha):||1|
|Date of completion:||06/01/2016|
|Schedule of accommodation:||2 x studio flat; 2 x 5 bed flat; 4 x 6 bed flat; 2 x 7 bed flat; 6 x 8 bed flat; 4 x 9 bed flat; 2 x 10 bed flat; 1 x 8 bed townhouse; 4 x 12 bed townhouse|
|Tenure mix:||100% private rent - student accommodation|
|Size of typical home:||140 (8 bed apartment)|
*All information published is as provided by the awards applicant