Residential redevelopment of the former Bronzeoak House Site. | Mackellar Schwerdt Architects


Residential redevelopment of the former Bronzeoak House Site.

Caterham Surrey

Mackellar Schwerdt have submitted a planning application for a new residential development of 26 flats on the former Bronzeoak House site in Caterham Surrey on behalf of Tandridge District Council. 

This development, configured across 5 storeys, is split into two distinct volumes serving two different user groups. The southern volume comprises 12 two-bed general needs family sized flats for affordable rent with 18 associated parking bays and the northern volume comprises 14 sheltered housing one-bed flats for older people again for affordable rent with associated communal lounge, staff office and 9 parking spaces. It is proposed that this will be a 100% affordable housing development.  

The proposal comprises two separate volumes which are themselves broken down with a strong repetitive form into stepping planes using clear step back in conjunction with a distinct separation of material. The forward projecting volumes are expressed in a light buff brick, with the setback form using a red brick. This strong form is reinforced by the repetition of openings and how the framing colour is used for the windows and doors to compliment the brickwork they sit within. This all serves to create strong forms that breakup the overall volume and reduce the mass of the proposed scheme resulting in a clean and refined modern aesthetic.