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Dolben Street

This mixed use development right in the heart of London, aims to provide commercial space at ground floor, one refurbished apartment and three new triple aspect flats.

  • Type Living
  • Location London
  • Status Planning
  • Size 450sqm
  • Year 2019
Dolben Street
Development of a historic site right in the heart of London.
Dolben Street
The site is nestled in the centre of London. It was once the home of the writer and social activist Mary Wollstoncraft, who lived at this address in 1788 for three years. The building that currently stands bears a blue plaque commemorating her. The site is just a couple of minutes walk to Southwark tube station and sits adjacent to the train line heading over Blackfriars bridge. Although right in the heart of London the site boarders a housing estate and the road which wraps around its corner, is single lane and has little traffic.
Dolben Street
Design Development Axonometric
Dolben Street
The existing openings in the original building are retained. New larger openings are added and when this differs with the existing fa├žade brass insulated panels are used to show the previous window locations. Retail space is provided at ground floor, animating the streetscape and providing amenities for the local residents.
Dolben Street
The existing facade sits proud of the adjacent building by about 1.3m, the additional floors angle back towards the neighbouring building. The upper apartments have windows on three sides with a circulation stair at the back of the building. A lightweight brick slip system is used on the upper levels, to match tonally with the existing building whilst making it recognisable as an addition.
Dolben Street
Third and fourth floor 80sqm apartments, duplex apartment over fifth and sixth floor

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