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 | On Site

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.

Completion Due: Mid 2016

Calverts Yard, Borough High Street, London Bridge

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

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. 

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. 

Frog Capital, London

Contract | £350,000
Client | Frog Capital
Status | Complete

A reconfiguration of an existing 6000sqft office building; the clients initial brief was to refurbish their unique premises situated in a secluded triangular mews court in the heart of London's Kings Cross. The design proposal was split into two programs that sought to rationalise the clients existing operation and provide a truly flexible and efficient multi-tenant layout option, whilst delivering a high end boutique-office working environment.

The first element of the proposal aimed to sympathetically upgrade the office facilities and provide much needed additional meeting space, whilst allowing the day to day business operation to continue. To enable the full potential of the narrow floor plan to be unlocked a playful canopy has been developed to enable an existing gallery space to be converted into five new meeting rooms, all overlooking the leafy courtyard.

 

CITU Office, Leeds, Yorkshire

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | CITU
Status | Concept/Planning

CITU have engaged FCA to design proposals for their new commercial premises on the outskirts of Leeds. Part of a wider masterplan, the scheme is built with component parts by their own factory. The output from the factory will be used to build low energy housing adjacent to the site. 

The proposal combines a timber and polycarbonate cladding within a traditional commercial form. The premises is split into two distinct zones. The larger factory space is housed within the rodeca clad structure. A central street corridor creates a place of meeting; a mediatory zone between the factory and offices. This area is clad in a vertical natural timber where double height spaces are expressed within the external form. A picture window opening with CITU branding creates a bold entrance to the facility. 

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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Berry Mews, Surrey

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Private Developer
Status | Planning

FCA have designed a row of five Mews terraced houses for a private developer in Surrey. The proposal sits along the edge boundary allowing for a generous mews; a shared surface for informal recreational activities also allowing the safe integration of pedestrians and vehicles.

The distinct pitched form is clad in a horizontal black timber. Front doors openings are accentuated by overhangs forming a defensive zone to each entrance. Each house has a garage, two bedrooms and open plan living space upstairs with access to an external deck area. New mature planting opposite the mews allows for pleasant and protected views.

The Chancery, Manchester

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Rockspring
Status | Tender

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.

 

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Henderson Vets Surgery, Surbiton

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Henderson Vets
Status | On Site

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.

Completion Due: Late 2016

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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.

Alexandra Road, Surrey

Contract | £1.2million
Client | Private Developer
Status | Planning Granted

This new build development in Surrey incorporates basement parking, eight individual flats and a large amenity space to the rear. The contemporary aesthetic references the immediate context in scale, massing, materiality and colour. Linit glass is used in the recessive elements of the design to create a glowing box at night.

Birchwood Boulevard, Manchester

Contract | £1.2million
Client | Royal London Asset Management
Status | Complete

Fletcher Crane Architects were approached by RLAM in association with CBRE to provide initial design services and ideas documentation for the re-organisation and refurbishment of a 25,000 sqft office development in Birchwood. Fletcher Crane Architects were retained, client side, to oversee the £1.2m Design & Build refurbishment with specific input focused on the realisation of the new FCA designed and specified reception, core areas and WCs. The office spaces were quickly leased to a new commercial client with the tenants commenting on the high level of design and quality of the reception and associated amenities as being a major factor in their decision to occupy the premises. 

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Penn Housing, Slough

Contract | £1.2million
Client | Catalyst Housing Group
Status | Complete

The architectural language of this social housing scheme is developed relating to the existing streetscape aesthetic. Individual terraced houses line the street front with protected front gardens, storage space and a large framed picture window. These three bedroom homes benefit from ample amenity space with open plan living, dining and kitchen areas.

The chosen materials reference the locality of stock brick yet provide a modern edge with key sections of the build extruding beyond the parapet line. Subtle variations in the brick colour, minimal gutter articulation and large front doors help to achieve a sophisticated and cost affective development. 

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. 

Abercorn Estate, St John's Wood, London

Contract | Undisclosed
Client | Undisclosed
Status | Planning

The architectural language of the new building has been developed as a contemporary interpretation of the vernacular housing in the street. Massing has been carefully considered in order to fit into the existing streetscape. A series of cascading pitched forms enclose the gardens behind the development. Clad in a green vertical copper, the new building benefits from street appeal where mature planting helps to ground the proposal in the landscape. 

 

 

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