THE COURTYARDS, CAMDEN ROAD

Role             Development of Concept and Detailed Design
Architect     Sheppard Robson
Client          Barratt Homes
Year            2014

PUBLIC REALM ENHANCEMENT   The Courtyards development provides a unique opportunity to enhance the public realm environment in this part of Camden. The site is important in a strategic sense for the regeneration of the wider area, being located on a pivotal node connecting Camden Town and Tottenham.

AIM   The project aim is to create a landscape that belongs to its time, place and community. Achieving this required exploration of solutions that celebrate the heritage of the area, while promoting contemporary design that responds to the physical context; and acknowledging the social and environmental needs of the new community.

INTEGRATION TO EXISTING CONTEXT   In ensuring the scheme is successfully integrated into its context, the proposal also looks to improve the local streetscape by providing easy, safe pedestrian access to the site, together with high quality private and semi-private amenity space for the new residents.