A sensitive riverside site in Kingston is currently occupied by an unprepossessing 1970s brown brick car park and shopping centre. Haworth Tompkins was commissioned to develop proposals for the site that would maximise the potential of its riverside location, to reconnect historic Kingston to its river frontage and provide a new gateway to the town. The need to work around existing tenants and extensive archaeology under the site ruled out complete redevelopment and leads to the project being one of radical remodelling of the existing fabric. The form and massing of the existing building is completely transformed with a new elevational treatment consisting of stone, glazing, mesh screens and planting to the new terraces.
Address: Kingston, London
Completion Date: Phase1 -2013, phase 2 -2020
Construction Cost: £9M
Client: Canadian & Portland Estates
Project Manager: Bollingbrook Ltd
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers LLP
Service Engineer: Skelly & Couch LLP