‘DSDHA’s Cleland House unveiled in Westminster…
DSDHA’s Cleland House is set in a conservation area on John Islip Street, Westminster and responds to the composition and articulation of the neighbouring buildings. The curved forms of the facade and the roofline are influenced by the baroque St John’s church nearby. With a column free entrance/lobby extending almost 30 meters just one of the many engineering challenges, Cleland House is certainly one of the most complex and challenging residential buildings completed in London. Cantilever cross walls extending over 2 floors were engineered to carry 11 storeys while limiting movements to ensure compatibility with the intricate façade.
The 13 storey building over a triple level basement has a ‘layered’ façade, with the inner layer composed of vertical fluted semi-glazed ceramic panels and bronze anodized window frames, with a pre-cast ‘exo-skeleton’ forming the outer layer. Inset ‘sculpted’ pre-cast balconies were carefully designed to form the impressive curved façade overlooking John Islip Street in Westminster.
The refined details are revealed as one nears the building.
The award winning development by Berkeley not only is recognized for the quality of its architecture and design, but also the concierge services and amenities on offer. It is the first residential development in the United Kingdom to win the prestigious Concierge Gold Keys Award.