Description of Lancer Square
Lancer Square is a 13,600m2 mixed-use scheme in Kensington, London W8.
The development comprises four blocks ranging from four to seven storeys and includes fifty-one 1-4 bedroom private and affordable residential apartments, a new office building with shops and cafés at ground level and the introduction of a landscaped public courtyard.
The design is a contemporary interpretation of the architectural character typical of the Kensington Palace Conservation area. The decision to use a two-tone brick on the façade has been inspired by the varying brown and red brick found on Kensington Palace, and the traditional vertical window proportions, horizontal stone banding and brick columns of the Palace have been translated into a contemporary elevation.
The landowners, Malaysian property investors Chesington Investments, appointed CIT Group as development managers for the project and Squire and Partners as the project's architects.
In 2014 the site comprises a six storey 1980s red brick building on Kensington Church Street and an office and residential building on Old Court Place. The Kensington Church Street building stands where the former Kensington Barracks building was located.
Planning consent received in February 2014.
Planned completion 2017.
- Squire & Partners