CAP studios

Prospect Quay, Wandsworth

Client:   Private 
Location:  Thames Riverside, London 

The transformation of a derelict industrial site, including this drastically mutilated, listed Classical building, into a thriving mixed use Thameside neighbourhood required vision and co-operation between client and authority teams.  The scheme included 70 flats, business and workspace, a restaurant, houseboat moorings, a riverside walk, leisure facilities and underground parking.  CAP acted as masterplanners, urban designers and architects for the listed building restoration, alongside new buildings by Edward Hill Architects.

Within a former industrial site, derelict for several years, this rather Soanian classical building of circa 1800 had suffered serious defacement from alteration and decay, and had lost its plinth through land filling.  The exterior and much of the interior has been reinstated to its original appearance, based on the evidence of an ealry watercolour, photographs of 1879 and analysis of the building itself, all within a large new mixed use scheme.

The work included rebuilding the south and most of the west wall, a new portico with repaired original columns, cornicing, extensive stucco repair, new limewash finish and interiors.  Handsome period railings and piers complete the setting.  In addition to providing full architectural services for the listed building, CAP also undertook full town planning services for the wider development.  Architect and Planner, Jack Warshaw

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  • Prospect House
  • Portico
  • Front elevation 1825
  • Front elevation before work
  • Site before
  • view from River Thames