The Marlborough |  London


MTA won planning permission from Southwark council (by appeal) for a contemporary new build Scheme of 18 residential units, replacing a redundant public house. A contemporary urban vernacular design is proposed to enhance the neighbouring Sceaux Garden conservation area and contrast with the adjoining 60ā€™s tower blocks. The building is designed to be an ā€˜Lā€™ shape to provide a secluded, grassed communal area at the back opening to the adjoining mature trees. A strong contrasting design of a brick base with pressure treated Western Red Cedar shingle cladding is proposed, continuing the predominance of brick in the area with a light weight natural finish as the building rises. The interlocking of a timber and brick refers to the mature trees characterising Sceaux Gardens, surrounded by urban materials of brick and concrete. It is proposed that all flats will be supplemented from a communal ground source heat pump ensuring 50% of the energy required is provided from a renewable source.