197 High Street Kensington

Client: L M Stern

Size: 6340 sqft NIA

Status: On site, estimated completion spring 2022

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 aims to lift this prominent street corner with a finely crafted contextual building.