- Location London, United Kingdom
- Value £2.4 million
- Size 1,030 m²
- Client The Governors of Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse
- Year 2000
A quiet haven created using simple urban forms and traditional materials which provides sheltered accommodation for the elderly Brothers and revitalises an early nineteenth century court. Founded as a medieval Monastery, the Charterhouse developed as a school and almshouses housed around a series of collegiate quadrangles. We have created two new buildings which restore the southwest corner of the central Preacher's Court, replacing those lost to bombing in World War II.
The larger building conceals the untidy backs of buildings behind and provides twelve flats on three floors. The smaller one is freestanding and houses two flats above a small library. Both buildings have arcades along the Court off of which are the entrances.
The buildings' walls are constructed of solid, load bearing English bond brick. Their openings, including the arcading, are composed of structural brick flat arches. The ground floor enclosing wall is a timber-framed partition clad in naturally-finished oak panelling. The panelling continues on the interior walls of the living and bedrooms, where it is has been painted.