Hampden Road gets Planning Approval


We are delighted that our Hampden Road project has gained planning permission. The Development & Planning Committee at Kingston Council quickly came to a unanimous decision, approving the project within 15 minutes. In opening the address, the Chair of the committee actively ‘welcomed this project’ and praised the introduction of the Resident’s Work Hub. Other members of the committee praised the design, saying “this is a really nice design which will actively enhance the area” and that “this is very exciting for the area”.

Hampden Road redevelops a former industrial site delivering a 3 to 7 storey mixed use residential led development providing 79 new homes with a work hub, police office and associated parking, play areas and landscaped gardens, terraces and walls. The scheme has taken inspiration from the sites boundary on the Hogsmill River Valley and the historic role The Thames and its tributaries have played in shaping London’s abundant natural landscapes, the development brings together the two opposing positions; nature and the built form.  The architecture of the development has been designed to knit together the sites unique contextual juxtaposition – The urban and natural landscapes. The Hogsmill River is a transition and boundary between two contrasting landscapes.

The building and its landscape provides a gateway environment, mediating between the fine grain, hard edge suburban form of the street and the expansive green spaces of the Hogsmill River Valley beyond. It has been designed as a carefully counterbalanced celebration of two co-exiting yet contrasting landscapes, one urban and one rural, a contrast that has been created and preserved thanks to the Hogsmill river.