lots road south


2022

london

masterplan

mixed-use development with 5,000m2 of employment and commercial space with residential over


a new mixed-use creative quarter reinstating the Chelsea Creek, creating a new focal point for the community

concept masterplan for mixed use

At a strategic bend in the River Thames, where the long straight stretch of the embankment bends south, the meandering creek connects into the network of streets.

plan of london streets showing site in context

The site sits exactly where the creek meets this victorian grid of streets.

plan of london streets and buildings showing site in context

The site, shown in a red outline, is approximately 9,000sqm. Of this, approximately 5,800sqm could be built on.



aerial view over Chelsea Harbour to Lots Road, from south east

The creek is a hidden opportunity lying within the dense development of the area, to root new buildings within a sense of place.

The bridge over the creek should be a landmark, connecting the landscape with the new uses.

Key to the character of Lots Road are the employment uses, such as Worlds End Studios, the Auction House as well as the Heatherley School of Fine Art.

view of chelsea creek beside the bridge


Draft capacity study based on the typology of the courtyard arrangement of Worlds End Studios, located just opposite.

Each floor level shown here consists of approximately 3,500sqm.



Credits

Architect - Nicholas Zervoglos Architects