Recently, our plans for The Pottery, a mixed-use development in Salamanca Street, Lambeth were unanimously approved. The scheme transforms an underutilised piece of Network Rail land astride the rail viaduct to create a mixed-use development comprising a ground floor gallery space and four storeys of commercial office space above.
Working with blocwork, a joint venture between developer bloc and Network Rail, we've developed the design of 850m2 of commercial premises and a access route into the site, parallel to the viaducts. The building will feature modern, flexible commercial units and is intended to boost regeneration throughout this key employment hub in Lambeth. Potential occupiers of the ground floor gallery could include ceramic artists, thereby linking back to the heritage of ceramic manufacture in Lambeth, where just over the road, Royal Doulton was founded.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the buildings are constructed with enhanced building fabric to improve thermal efficiency thereby reducing heating systems energy consumption. The incorporation of mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and attention to construction detailing will also reduce air permeability and unregulated heat losses.
The Pottery’s entrance will be clad with a gradient of green hued panels, with nature brought into the site wherever possible, whilst loosely recalling the history of ceramic-making in Lambeth.