Hester Architects Ltd


Herne Hill

This scheme replaces a large house that previously occupied the site.  It comprises 12 apartments with private amenity space set within communal gardens.  The building has traditional brickwork detailing similar to that of the existing house.


The Scheme

The scheme comprises 69 student rooms to the four upper levels and a student reception and retail unit at ground floor level.  The building has an amenity deck at third floor level. 

The scheme’s material palette is predominantly red brick to complement the materials of the conservation area but it has been used in a more contemporary fashion with Flemish bond and intricate fretted detailing.  The set-back top storey is clad in zinc.  To the ground floor there are decorative feature gates that enclose the service road and the pedestrian thoroughfare.