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A new recently completed purpose built flatted development in East Dulwich, London.

The scheme involved the demolition of an existing single dwelling of poor quality and the construction of a new property containing three independent flats.

The existing house was awkwardly positioned on the site and incongruous within the street scene being set back and substantially smaller than its neighbours. We sought to create a contemporary building that blended into the existing street with siting and scale designed to reinstate the terrace.

The scale and proportions are very similar to its neighbours, but the contemporary use of traditional brick detailing, standing seam roof and sleek modern glazing give it a distinct but familiar appearance.

To the rear, the building is sympathetically stepped in a series of terraces that angle away from the neighbours, the form is designed to maximise the internal envelope whilst minimising the impact on the views and amenity of the neighbours. The project shows that small scale architectural development can be exciting and innovative whilst still creating a harmonious street scene.

The project also achieves good environmental credentials with the building fabric being designed to be highly thermally efficient, air tight and utilising MVHR technology.