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International Property Awards 2020 Best Residential Development (London Region)

We are delighted to announce that our Bronze, Wandsworth project has received the Best Residential Development (London Region) award in the 2020 International Property Awards.

This landmark scheme designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture for Workspace Group as the final phase of the Wandsworth Business Village, a unique and sustainable new quarter within the town centre in joint venture with Mount Anvil, has been realised in association with the developer Strawberry Star and executed by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Architects.

Extruded Bronze Tubes Simply Sit Above a Simple Form.

Located in the heart of Wandsworth, Bronze is a 20-storey tower comprising 79 apartments and 20,000 sqft of commercial floor space. The building forms the tallest element of Hardwick’s Quarter, however, the building’s slim detail and dynamic façade design provides a grand and refined structure. Height is key to the building’s slenderness and elegance.

The design which pays homage to the incandescent gas mantle factory which once stood on the site producing lighting filaments is conceived as a series of three bronze tubes that step dynamically in height and shift in footprint. Full height glazing and recessed balconies maximize the views over King George’s Park and central London beyond, creating interest and shadow on the simple glazed facades.

Bronze represents the final phase of the Wandsworth Business Village and Cockpen House regeneration projects and lies on the edge of the Hardwick’s Quarter which has now been under development for over a decade.  It adjoins an important part of a mixed use regeneration area defined by Wandsworth High Street to the north, Broomhill Road to the west, Buckhold Road to the east and Park View Court to the south.

 

The proposed design is significantly influenced by its relationship to the surrounding development and location in the Town Centre, adjacent to King Georges Park. The design fulfils the long standing ambition of Wandsworth Council to create newly formed pedestrian routes through Wandsworth Business Village linking various locations in Wandsworth Town Centre and completing the Hardwick’s Quarter.

Its dynamic form married with meticulous detailing and a carefully selected palette of materials elevate this somewhat simple building into a striking form which creates a dynamic silhouette on Wandsworth’s skyline and perfectly marks the entrance to the visionary Wandsworth Business Village development.

Charles Graham | Guy Harris

22nd January 2020