Chadwick Hall, Roehampton

Inspiring and simple nod to both Georgian and modernist neighbours

Chadwick Hall, Roehampton.
Chadwick Hall, Roehampton. Credit: Nick Kane

Henley Halebrown for University of Roehampton
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 6,365m²

This scheme is set in the grounds of the Georgian grade II* listed Downshire House which itself borders the LCC’s Alton West Estate (grade II* listed). The project provides 210 en-suite student bedrooms in three new buildings. Each block employs a distinct plan type – two are villas paired around a historic sunken garden, the third a modernist pinwheel plan that lies on an axis with the sunken garden to the south of Downshire House.

  • Chadwick Hall, Roehampton.
    Chadwick Hall, Roehampton. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Chadwick Hall, Roehampton.
    Chadwick Hall, Roehampton. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Chadwick Hall, Roehampton.
    Chadwick Hall, Roehampton. Credit: Nick Kane
  • Chadwick Hall, Roehampton.
    Chadwick Hall, Roehampton. Credit: Nick Kane
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The scheme’s success is based on being inspiring while remaining simple and it has a sensitive arrangement of blocks within the landscape. The main materials are limited to a dark red brown brick and precast concrete, with a darker red brick which relates to the listed building and yet remains subservient. The panel felt that the architect managed to create a welcoming and calm space that is a nod both to neighbouring Georgian and modernist architecture.

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