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Date
2017
Region
UK
Sector
Residential
Budget
£1m - £5m
Location
London Borough of Southwark
Size
286sqm
Homes
3
Contact
Johnny Winter
Team
Capita Construction Ltd, Mason Navarro Pledge, Norman Bromley Partnership, EcoStudioXV, BuroHappold Fire, 24 Acoustics

Three new-build apartments, set over four storeys are integrated harmoniously onto a tight urban site in historic Borough Market, London. 

Blows Yard

Blows Yard is the final building of the decade-long incremental and sensitive masterplan of Winchester Square by Cullinan Studio. 

The main elevation along Stoney Street to the west continues the rhythm and materiality of the previously completed projects; Pontifex Wharf (2014) and Evans Granary (2009). Angled, perforated brick reveals modulate the facade whilst concealing service penetrations. Thick masonry walls frame windows and inset balconies. Metal balustrades continue the style of and define the junction with adjacent buildings. Ground level railings provide visual interest whilst concealing a deliveries entrance.

To the south, the brick elevation steps down turning the corner to accommodate a terrace to a duplex apartment; a set-back volume expressed in zinc metal cladding. Green glazed curtain walling fins pick up on the colour and texture of the surrounding market. To the east, full-height windows direct views of Winchester Square. 

The apartments are designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Subsequent features include high acoustic performance, efficient water use and generous outdoor planting. 

The building sits above a restaurant back-of-house and substation at ground level. As such, the careful planning of building works was essential - including well-considered integration of services both from existing buildings and the new development. 

Context

Blows Yard is the final building in the masterplan for Winchester Square in Borough Market.