The proposed building is five storeys high. There are buildings of similar height in the area and this seems suitable given the context. Consideration has been given to providing a visual end to the blocks of buildings from 7-3 Bombay Street and the same time stepping down to the smaller scale of buildings at Southwark Park Road. The recessed balconies have been specifically designed to be visual interest and rythmn to the street.
The proposal’s intention is to optimize the housing output of the application site is in line with strategic planning objectives regarding increasing the local housing stock and optimising local housing potential.
The contemporary, modern design of the building, although different from those buildings nearby provide architectural continuity between the eclectic styles. The scheme involves a single folded element, which adds a layered visual interest to the building. The building itself also references the industrial corner buildings, where quite often historically corner buildings were distinguished in order to create a visual landmark or book end to the street.
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