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Park Road Mews Development, Kingston

Mixed use mews development of 9 new homes over commercial space.

Creative design to unlock the hidden development potential of a tricky site

Haines Phillips Architects were appointed by Abimara Ltd to prepare feasibility and design proposals for high quality residential and commercial spaces on a semi-derelict backland site in Kingston upon Thames.

The triangular site was previously occupied by redundant workshop and garage spaces and is accessed from the via a narrow driveway. The main body of the site lies between the rear gardens of two rows of houses to the north and south.

A modern mews development

Our proposed design was for a mews style development of 9 new homes over a flexible commercial space at ground floor level. The homes are a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bed units and include generous amenity space.

The style of the proposals takes precedent from the surrounding streets and aims to use materials and details in keeping with the sensitive context. The new buildings will be constructed to a high standard of energy efficiency and fabric performance.

Careful massing and orientation to create privacy to and from the surrounding properties

The massing and orientation have been carefully arranged to allow excellent levels of daylight to the new homes, whilst minimizing overlooking to the surrounding properties.

A careful and extensive process to obtaining planning consent

An extensive process of pre-application enquiries and consultations was carried out and the design carefully developed to arrive at a design that positively contributes to the local distinctiveness of the local conservation area and respects the privacy and amenity of the surrounding residents. The full planning application received positive comments from design officers and gained approval at planning committee.


The development is located in the South East of England in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.