Parkgate House
Tuesday 19 Nov 2013

 

The transformation of a Victorian Bakery has been completed by Claridge Architects to create six luxury apartments and two commercial units at Parkgate House, which is in close proximity to Chelsea whilst also sitting at the heart of South London's Battersea district. 

The understated transformation of the building's exterior was crafted through minimal framed glazing and anthracite zinc façades. Traditional hardwood sliding sash windows were reintroduced and brickwork repairs were also carried out. Extensions are added to the building to create bespoke apartments with sizes ranging from 1,476 to 3,670 sq ft. 

All apartments have a large open-plan layout and floor to ceiling windows while the Penthouse features glass balustrades, frameless glass walls and a magnificent fireplace. Each residential unit is distinct in its characteristics depending on its orientation and location within the building, but they are all crafted from a common palette of high quality natural materials. Claridge Architects have sensitively included integrated energy production solutions such as photovoltaic and solar energy panels, and have achieved a BREEAM EcoHomes rating of ‘Very Good'.