Bear Lane

Panter Hudspith, London, 2009


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  • Site plan    
  • Typical floor plan    
  • Typical one bed apartment plan    
  • Typical two bed apartment plan    
  • Section B-B    
  • Section C-C    
  • Great Suffolk Street partial elevation    
  • Detail of brickwork reveal, brickwork slot and window    
  • Section detail through typical brick balcony    
  • Plan detail of brickwork balcony    

Mixed use development comprising of 89 one, two and three bedroom apartments above five retail units on the ground floor

The site in Southbank, near the Tate Modern, is triangular in shape, abutting an existing two-and-a-half story public house to one corner and a proposed eight-story hotel along its opposing edge.

A module of brick boxes, ranging from one to four stories in height, was used to give the building a human scale and break up the buildings form. These modules are piled as high as eight stories and gradually step down to meet the pub at the corner.

This overall form negotiates between the areas existing and developing scales, while maximising the number of terraces that spill out from individual flats.

At the centre of the scheme is a first floor amenity area that allows natural light to penetrate the middle of the site and in turn distribute natural light into the residential properties.


  • Begun: Mar 2007
  • Completed: May 2009
  • Floor area: 8,828m2
  • Sectors: Residential, Retail
  • Total cost: £12M
  • Procurement: Design & Build
  • Address: 18 Great Suffolk Street , London, SE1 0UG, United Kingdom

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