Richmond Square is taking shape
The Richmond Square development combine traditional and heritage values with beautifully designed and finished contemporary new homes.
The site is located within the Kew Foot Road Conservation Area and is bounded by Old Deer Park Conservation Area. With over five floors and offering views over the Old Deer Park, Richmond Square will provide 55 exclusive apartments and one magnificent town house.
Kew Foot View
It is located conveniently for Central London commuting and a short walk to the artisan shops, boutique restaurants, River Thames and cultural facilities for which Richmond is well known.
Formally a Georgian house built in 1750 with Victorian, Edwardian and 20th Century additional wings, the site incorporates listed buildings and facades of local merit.
The Grade II listed building at the centre was remodelled from the simple cottage of the poet James Thomson who lived there from 1739-1748. After Thomson died, the property was purchased by his friend George Ross who enlarged and improved the dwelling in the Georgian style, adding two wings and an extra storey. Following remodelling by the fashionable and sought after designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown it became known as Rosedale House.
In 1802 the house was purchased by the Hon. Cropley Ashley- Cooper (later 6th Earl of Shaftesbury). It then became known as Shaftesbury House.
Several additions and renovations then occurred during Victorian and Edwardian periods and during the 20th Century.
RER London has renovated this scheme to convert it into a mixed-use site, restoring and converting the existing buildings formerly known as Richmond Royal Hospital. The sensitive development incorporates a modern healthcare facility alongside the provision of new residential accommodation.
Evelyn Road Wing Elevation
Richmond Royal Hospital Ground Floor
The existing Health Care use has been consolidated into a new modern 500sqm space housed within the building fronting Evelyn Road, the Northern Wing of the site.
The listed building has been converted to its former and original residential use. The BMT (Buildings of Townscape Merit) has been retained. The rear of the North and South wings are to be extended. It has been agreed with the Council Conservation Officer to demolish and rebuild a portion of the Evelyn Road wing.
A new building block has been developed on the eastern edge which connects the two wings to form a central communal landscape courtyard.
The landscape design for Richmond Square takes inspiration from the contemporary landscape context of Richmond whilst respecting the unique heritage and architecture of its origins. The internal courtyard, available to all residents, is a contemporary take on a traditional parterre garden, inspired by the form of a rose. Beneath the courtyard there is a discrete underground car park and cycle store.
RER LONDON has restored and converted the former, exquisite country house providing individual apartments of supreme quality.
The proportions and merits of each room have dictated the design treatment so that no two properties are alike. Natural materials, heritage colours and classic styling create a timeless, calming backstop.
Client: RER London