Alto Apartments Set within Wembley Park, London, Alto is a residential development which is inspired by its historic location and the presence of the iconic National Stadium. Alto’s striking design combines private for sale, build to rent and affordable tenures in 362 apartments and has set a new benchmark for the ongoing regeneration of the area and the creation of a dynamic new quarter at Wembley Park. With impressive views of the Stadium and the capital beyond, the scheme’s elegant design sits within a sequence of landscaped courtyard gardens. The activated ground floor contributes to the dynamic nature of the area. In all aspects the building responds to the ways in which it will be used, establishing a distinctive and contemporary design that sits harmoniously within its context.
Carrick Yard Carrick Yard is conceived as a 21st century interpretation of the classic London mansion block, traditionally built in brick, classically and elegantly proportioned but detailed in a crisp modern style. Since the early 1900’s the site was the coal yard of nearby Marylebone train station and we have retained some of the yard’s historic brick walls at the perimeter of the site. The project consists of two six storey apartment buildings and a row of three storey townhouses. The pair of apartment buildings form the gateway to a unique new landscaped pedestrian route known as the green spine which links Salisbury St and Fisherton St across the site which will form the centre for the community. Parking for cars and bicycles is in the basement provides secure access to the apartment floors above.
The Nova Building Flanagan Lawrence’s interior design team was appointed in 2011 by Land Sec as Interior Designer and Interior Architect for the Nova building – a prime residential development in Central London. Additionally, Flanagan Lawrence collaborated with Benson & Forsyth – the concept architect for the project -to deliver the ultra-complex design of the envelope. 170 private apartments sit across 12 floors in a mix ranging from compact studios to 4 bed duplex penthouses. The plan sees the apartments being clustered around a series of 4 cores – each having its own front door at ground level. A main concierge reception sits at the mid-point of the scheme. Glass faced lift lobbies at each level allow natural light to permeate the upper floors and engender a great sense of place, allowing residents to enjoy external views and understand their location within the building. The ground and first floors are activated by A3 retail units and residents’ amenities such as a cinema, gym and meeting rooms. A lounge and roof garden at level 9 provide residents with open space and stunning views across the Capital.
Little Chester Street This single family home occupies the site of a now-demolished public house, and is located in a quiet Belgravia mews within a Conservation Area. The house was designed to sit comfortably in the context of the existing townscape and it is the interiors which capture the imagination as a sinuous cantilevered staircase winds its way up through the floors linking Lower Ground to roof level where a glass roof slides back to give access to a hidden landscaped roof terrace.
Alameda Located on this landmark site, adjacent to Wembley Stadium, Alameda continues Flanagan Lawrence’s work with developer Quintain on the ongoing regeneration of Wembley Park. The 340 Build to Rent apartments add to the increasingly vibrant and dynamic residential and cultural area. Cafes, bars and shops at ground level create an active frontage, with residential entrances and concierge facilities reinforcing Wembley Park as an exciting destination.
11 – 15 Grosvenor Crescent The refurbishment and re-modelling of 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent represented a unique opportunity to breathe new life into a Listed building which had suffered from years of unsophisticated intervention, and to combine it with a dynamic new addition which now complements the historic fabric. The building mediates between differing townscape scales, using materiality as well as scale and proportion to deliver a carefully thought out composition. The existing building has been restored and where features have been lost, the grandeur of the original front rooms has been replaced. The approach to the introduction of contemporary elements, such as bathrooms, was to separate them from the existing fabric – a light touch approach which sees the best of the old sitting comfortably in contrast with the new.
Flanagan Lawrence is an award-winning, design-led studio of architects and interior designers, based in London. Our practice has continuously expanded to develop extensive and collective expertise across a broad range of public and private sectors and building typologies.
We have experience of designing for residential – private, BTR, affordable, Prime – commercial, hospitality and leisure, cultural and masterplan projects.
Our creativity directly translates into the fresh and progressive designs we create. Through a method of rigorous exploration and evaluation of concepts, ideas and detail, our innovative designs are both creatively compelling and commercially effective. Dynamic teamwork, both internally and externally, ensures we provide timely, effective and transparent information. Our contemporary, energy efficient designs are well planned and detailed and take account of the everyday needs of the people who use them.
Our architecture is varied in its language but consistent in its ambition to placepeople at the heart of each project.