197 High Street Kensington

Client: L M Stern

Size: 6340 sqft NIA

Status: Completed 2022

Photographer: Matt Chisnall

Awards: Shortlisted 2022 Brick Awards (Commercial Category)

Stiff + Trevillion have designed a new retail and office building on this narrow end of terrace site on Kensington High Street. This replaces the existing dilapidated building to provide a retail unit on the ground and basement levels, with four floors of office space above.

The building has been designed as a heavyweight structure, with loadbearing brickwork laid in Flemish bond supporting pigmented concrete lintels with a feature scalloped face. The base of the building is expressed with bricks glazed using a bespoke recipe. The scheme lifts this prominent street corner with a finely crafted contextual building.