Our latest project in the Jewellery Quarter is 37-55 Camden Street. Planning permission for the scheme was granted back in December!
The pre-existing site currently covers 0.16 hectares and is occupied by a row of two and three-storey commercial buildings that lie within the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area. All existing buildings on site will be demolished, replacing them with new four-storey accommodation, comprising 48 apartments in total, along with associated car parking and landscaped deck.
The development will provide a row of four-storey, flat-roofed residences, fronting Camden Street. The facade will have the appearance of six buildings in three defined blocks, to break up the structure into traditional townhouse widths, and incorporate the use of stepped-roof heights that respond well to the topography of the street. Each block will also include a resident’s communal lounge and shared entrance, designed to promote activity to the street.
Keeping the building true to the Jewellery Quarter’s heritage, part of the top-floor design includes a loft arrangement with raked patent glazing to reference its industrial heritage. Chimney-type features also form part of the design as an extended brick pier between the three blocks, reflecting similar features from elsewhere in the Jewellery quarter. Windows will be Crittall style with powder coated aluminium frames, while proposed rear elevations will utilise larger window openings within brick frames to feature a more contemporary aesthetic. The site was once home to a photographic works, and the design will cleverly reflect this with the detailing, along with typical Jewellery Quarter motifs within the brickwork and concrete.
The design will conclusively reflect common practice within the Conservation Area, where street frontages are more decorative, while rear elevations are more practical in appearance.
Watch this space!
Photos – Anne-Marie Hayes, Urban 3D Limited