Bear Lane, London
role   design manager for Southwark Council
architect   Panter Hudspith Architects
developer   Galliard Homes
Bear Lane is a residential scheme that comprises approximately 90 apartments with five residential/business units at ground floor level.
It is situated on an important pedestrian route connecting London's Tate Modern gallery and Southwark Underground Station. This development was the first new building to be erected on this part of the route.
The architect worked in close collaboration with GreerPritchard lead consultant Julie Greer to develop a scheme that is responsive to local context.
Development Control officers expressed concern about the height of the building but were persuaded by the high quality design and the developer's offer to place affordable units at the top of the building, which provides excellent amenity space and views.
The result is a scheme that respects the scale, typology and language of the existing surrounding Victorian warehouse buildings, yet is unashamedly modern.
outcome   planning permission granted, project completed 2009
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Bear Lane, London
Bear Lane, London
images: Panter Hudspith Architects
planning and urban design