Daventry House

Daventry House

Daventry House

  • Location: Lisson Grove, London NW8 8FT
  • Client: Westminster City Council
  • Date: 2012 – Ongoing
  • Value: £28m
  • Awards: Housing Design Awards - Finalist 2015 New London Awards - Finalist 2014

We have designed a landmark Community Supported Housing scheme for elderly-people and a business enterprise building for Westminster City Council. The bold form of the building is a response to its strategic position on Lisson Grove.

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The 60 homes, planned to meet HAPPI recommendations (Housing for an Ageing Population Panel for Innovation), offer generous, accessible homes to local residents. Westminster City Council’s brief required the highest possible design and sustainability standards.

A 1300sq.m enterprise business space forms the base of the building and is designed to mediate the awkward topography of the site whilst creating a positive relationship to the street and tower above. A robust, industrial style interior allows flexible space for creative industries.

The enterprise space uses crisply detailed dark grey bricks, with light bronzed windows that offer a generous shopfront to the street, designed to contrast with the white brick residential tower above.

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Typical upper level residential floor plan

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Time lapse video of construction (film: United Living)

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