Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners

London, GB


Hans Place

Kingwood, a residential development addressing the corner of Hans Place and Herbert Crescent in Knightsbridge, was inspired by  the richly detailed rose red brick facades which form the character of the Hans Place Conservation Area.


Designs are a respectful and crafted response to the setting, retaining historic elements of the existing facades and integrating them with contemporary insertions to provide ten luxury apartments with resident facilities including a cinema room, gym and wine store.


Squire and Partners identified areas of the façade in which a bespoke brick could be accommodated – typically above and below window lintels/spandrels, and on the flank wall of a prominent chimney which rises at the corner of Hans Place and Herbert Crescent – creating an element of bespoke contemporary craft which responds to the historic urban grain, fusing traditional craftsmanship and modern digital fabrication to establish a new modern vernacular.

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Status: Built
Location: London SW1
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Client Finchatton
Development Manager Finchatton
Planning Consultant Savills
Services Atelier 10
Structure Michael Barclay Partnership
Contractor Chorus
Brick Supplier Lambs
CNC Company Cranbourne Stone Ltd
Brick sub contractor Bishops Developments
Photography James Jones