Sutherland House

Sutherland House is an office-to-residential conversion of 128 residential (PRS) units in central Sutton.

The project demanded a careful balancing of Local Authority planning aspirations for local enhancement, with an extremely tight budget and short programme.

"The scheme was designed using the 'Miflat' brand identity which was developed by Geraghty Taylor for Criterion Capital and is currently being applied to 3,000 residential units in and around London. "

Block to Building to Home
The scheme was brought forward on the basis of Permitted Development Rights where the outdated, poorly maintained 1960’s concrete framed office block could be reused as residential accommodation. The extremely robust concrete structure also had very shallow floor to floor heights, which required careful incorporation of the broad distribution of services required in residential units.

Beginning at Feasibility stage, our involvement included planning and employer’s requirements followed by the practice’s transfer over to the eventual main contractor.

Miflat Living
The scheme was designed using the ‘Miflat’ brand identity which was developed by Geraghty Taylor for Criterion Capital and is currently being applied to 3,000 residential units in and around London.

The apartments are classical and contemporary open plan units where loss of floor area to circulation is minimised in favour of maximised usable floor. Individual flats are organised into zones based on levels of privacy and services.

Date of delivery
July 2016

Client
Criterion Capital

Contract price
tbc

Size
GIA: 10 756m² & NIA: 6 568m² Ratio: 1.64

Type
Residential

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