Though considered part of the avante garde of its time, Heron Court has aged in a way that means it now sits awkwardly in the Georgian streetscape of Lancaster Gate. Our initial task was to continue developing a scheme which would be fit for local planning to renovate the building to better fit within it’s context.
In doing so, it was important to find a balance between the character of the neighbouring buildings and what is a unique development from the 1960s.
The external uplift of Heron Court would also rectify two current inadequacies. Firstly, the windows to the building are single-glazed units which have long outlasted their intended life and are in some instances held in place by the most precarious of methods. Secondly, access to the property is not inclusive hence the incorporation of a ramped entry which modernises the building in line with regulations. We produced details and a specification for tender. The building contract is currently under negotiation.