Prince of Wales Drive


St William Homes

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The Brief

St William obtained planning permission for 839 units with their concept architect. Design Delivery Unit were appointed to optimise the planning permission and deliver the scheme, whilst safeguarding the original design concept.

Added Value

Within the same envelope and massing, we were able to add an additional 116 apartments and more than 1,900 sq m of commercial area. We re-organised the basement footprint to reduce the secant pile wall by 50%, reducing the cut depth by 500mm and obtaining additional space for parking, private stores and cycles.

Technical Challenges

The site contains three below ground gasholder structures, which we have utilised to form the basement perimeter wall. This radically changed the basement level -1 footprint. We also utilised one gasholder structure to form a basement level -2 commercial gym and residents pool and spa area. The site is made up of 12 blocks, with six different fa├žade typologies.


955 apartments, 12,000 sq m of commercial and education space
Concept Architect
Squire and Partners

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