Lancer SquareImages1 / Information
Location London W8
Status Completed 2021
Lancer Square is a 13,600 sqm mixed-use scheme comprising four blocks ranging from 4 to 7 storeys, with fifty-one 1-4 bedroom private and affordable residential apartments, leisure, ground floor retail and cafes, a new office building and the introduction of a landscaped public courtyard.
Squire & Partners' design is a contemporary interpretation of the architectural character found within the Kensington Palace Conservation Area. Designs draw inspiration from the site’s palatial and horticultural past as the original palace grounds and kitchen garden, and later as the Kensington Barracks for the Royal Lancers.
The textured two-tone brick façades and vertical window proportions create connections with Kensington Palace whilst celebrating traditional and contemporary craftsmanship. A new landscaped public garden, visible from Kensington Church Street, continues the tradition of west London garden squares and references the former use of the site.
The design of Lancer Square is rooted in place from the urban scale down to the final details of the development, with nature always playing a part. Interiors take inspiration from Kensington Palace - from its grand proportions to its flow of spaces. A series of bespoke branded elements, designed to identify the new timeless garden square, are woven into the fabric of the buildings – from the external façade, feature screens and ironmongery to the door handles and texture that is touched – with each of the residential, office and retail components of the development given its own emblem.
Client Chesington Investments Ltd
Development Manager CIT
Planning Consultant DP9
Quantity Surveyor EC Harris
Structure Fluid Structures
Landscape Architect Scape Design
Lighting Studio Fractal
Photography Jack Hobhouse
AI Specification Awards - Highly Commended - Architectural Ironmongery