Residential, Commercial & Masterplanning

Fletcher Crane Architects have vast experience within this sector at previous roles with PRP Architects and Scott Brownrigg. Since establishing FCA, we have completed multiple housing schemes of various typologies, outline masterplans as well as office and retail fitouts with great attention to detail creating added value. Within this sector there is a growing trend for a collaborative design process developed within a team format of architects, planning consultants and wider project team. We aim to set standards in this sector; from the micro unit interior to the wider city plan and built environment. 

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Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London

Contract | £1.4million
Client | Royal London Asset Management
Status | Complete

This project is one example of how the practice is able to deliver a complicated project within a challenging context and brief. The outcome commercially adds value and exceeded the clients expectations. The brief was expanded upon by carefully crafted additional volumes at roof level, creating two new luxury apartments with intimate views over Mayfair, whilst not compromising the sensitive street scene.

The project included the renovation of the previous public house and historic facades on Grosvenor Street. The corner building offers the client a highly flexible floor plate with a communal focus. The design encapsulated every detail including lighting, space saving furniture, joinery and apartment kitchen design. 

Borough High Street, London

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | The Libertarian Residential Ltd
Status | Complete

This Borough High Street property is transformed with a full refurbishment internally, a new commercial premises at ground floor and a two storey extension at roof level. The extension is clad is an expanded zinc which extends above the existing roof parapet gaining views of The Shard which looms in the background. 

To the rear, the massing elements is re-imagined and overclad with a black brick to contrast the existing site conditions. Picture windows are framed heavily and partially obscured with a perforated metal panel. The two storey extension is draped in a flexible perforated metal around the form thereby creating a dramatic addition to the streetscape mimicking a glowing voile.

Calverts Yard, Borough High Street, London Bridge

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | The Libertarian Residential Ltd
Status | Tender

Fletcher Crane Architects have submitted a multi unit residential scheme on Borough High Street near London Bridge. The scheme adopts a simple and elegant contemporary feel yet picks up on the more subtle aspects of the historic adjacent neighbouring buildings. 

The town house and apartments are accessible from a central courtyard. The external facades are built from white bricks punctured by picture windows. Translucent panelling is used within the central courtyard pulling a filtered light into each apartment. 

The Chancery, Manchester

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Rockspring
Status | Complete

FCA have once again developed design proposals for Rockspring's The Chancery in Manchester. The scheme aims to upgrade the existing internal finishes to create a bold architectural space. Raw timbers and polished plaster are combined with perforated veiled metals and carefully chosen light fittings. Set over two levels, the space is intimate emphasised by the warm and earthy material choices. The existing circular spaces are complemented by bespoke furniture fittings.

 

Bluebird House, Leatherhead

Contract | £2.0million
Client | Rockspring
Status | Complete

FCA have recently completed an office extension comprising additional commercial space and a new glazed foyer entry in Leatherhead for Rockspring. The scheme includes a new floating staircase and exposed existing waffle slabs. A new stair balustrade and chunky timber ceiling cladding are combined into an overarching aesthetic. The works include a CAT A refurbishment and fit out of the 25,000 sqft office building. External works for the project were also developed including a parking area and a new cladding aesthetic. 

Fashion Street, London

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Private Developer
Status | Complete

FCA have completed the refurbishment and re-imagination of commercial office premises on Fashion Street in central London. The proposal combines a bold colour palette with raw timber detailing. The ceiling is invigorated with an exposed plywood fin composition. Bright yellow flooring to the kitchenette spaces and bathrooms combine together in an overarching vision.

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Henderson Vets Surgery, Surbiton

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Henderson Vets
Status | Complete

Henderson Vets is located in the heart of the Surbiton conservation area. The proposals seeks to use a quality combination of material and detailing to sit alongside the historic host building. Slender mullions within the glazing system create a formal facade that is both mature and contemporary. A gentle, multi pitched roof creates a gentle, contemporary interpretation of the neighbouring historic context. The facade will as a result provide a pleasant open feel for visitors and occupants. Careful site wide strategy includes car parking and consideration of neighbouring properties.

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Seaside Masterplan

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Undisclosed
Status | Planning

Fletcher Crane Architects were selected by a private developer to provide a feasibility study for a seaside plot with outstanding seaside views of the English channel. The scheme incorporates a low density arrangement of luxury houses and detached town houses set over two sloping sites. 

Whitehaven Marina Competition Entry

Contract | £10.0million
Client | Magnus Homes
Status | Competition

The proposals aim to provide an interface between the harbour, town centre and community creating a building that delivers a cohesive composition of form along the length of the quayside. Seeking to provide a careful articulation and proportion that is aesthetically sensitive to the immediate setting, the design combines function and materiality within an extremely deliverable and efficient layout. 

The proposals set out to provide desirable residential accommodation, accessible and effective commercial business space and a memorable back drop to the harbour and community activities throughout the year providing a unique slice of town, hill and sea views.

Leatherhead House, Leatherhead

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Rockspring
Status | Complete

Leatherhead House forms the second phase of development of an overall masterplan at Mole Valley Business Park. FCA were commissioned to design the reception area which is re-imagined to create an exciting welcoming entrance to the building.

The main circulation route and staircase is carefully considered in order to create distinct zones within the space. Vertical plywood timber elements provide a new aesthetic to the reception whilst providing some privacy to the receptionist's space. 

 

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Finchdean Apartments, Portsmouth

Contract | £4.0million
Client | Guinness Hermitage
Status | Complete

Fletcher Crane Architects have provided detailed design and delivery service for 73 mixed tenure residential apartments for Guinness Hermitage. Located on the outskirts of Portsmouth, these dwellings were fit out within a beautiful existing Victorian hospital building. Three new build extensions adjacent to the hospital as well as the implementation of car parking and associated amenities were included in the service. All homes met the appropriate space standards and Lifetime Homes guides.

Poland Street, Soho, London

Contract | £1.5million
Client | Royal London Asset Management
Status | Concept

Fletcher Crane Architects were approached by RLAM to transform an office building into a multi flatted residential units. The historic facade is retained but internally every space is reorganised and refurbished. The top floor is extended to the rear creating a double height penthouse suite behind a fully glazed ribbed structure which pulls ample light into the plan. 

Twickenham Terraces, Twickenham, London

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Private Developer
Status | Planning

The scheme pioneers a terraced house typology based on a very thin internal plan. At ground floor, the entry is pushed back allowing ample car parking. Timber garage and doors add to a sense of luxury. The first floor floats above containing bedrooms and bathrooms. At second floor, a pop up element is clad in polycarbonate panelling allowing light to filter through every room.

Terraced decks have private views into the rear garden. The front garden landscaping aims to reestablish a protected element which is lost from most of the streetscape. As a whole the scheme responds directly to the neighbouring rhythm of the semi detached properties responding to height and massing.

Peabody Housing, Victoria Park, London Competition Entry

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Peabody Trust
Status | Competition

The proposal aims to reinvigorate and repair the urban fabric of Morpeth Road creating a series of residential units. The architecture is informed by the gabled ends of the adjacent terraced houses. Inverting the form of each unit creates a street-scape of concertinaed facades bringing interest to the current utilitarian street scene. 

Each facade is amalgamated into the boundary treatment to create a strong continual frontage with a contextual rhythm. In turn, a defensible space in front of each property is formed to create a more protected and landscaped environment also defining the entry of each unit. The scheme promotes the idea of indoor/outdoor living offering dual aspect views With each unit having access to at least one outdoor private space (located to the east and west sides), the units to benefit from morning and afternoon sun. 

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