Thames Bridge House
Thames Bridge House sits in a prominent location within the Remenham Henley Bridge Conservation Area. Currently an empty plot, the principle of the development had been established by several successful planning applications in the past. The collapse of an outbuilding to the south provided the opportunity to re-appraise this prominent location at the approach to Henley-on-Thames. The site is surrounded by significant listed buildings, including Grade I listed Henley Bridge and Grade II listed Henley Royal Regatta Headquarters, Bird Place and Bird Place Cottage. The proposed development consists of three residential apartments each with three bedrooms: two duplex houses with gardens and balconies plus a penthouse apartment with a roof terrace on the upper levels.
S&P listened attentively to the brief and were proactive in suggesting solutions to maximise usable area. Thought and consideration was put in creating a building that was respectful of the Conservation Area, Green Belt and surrounding listed buildings.Client
Working closely with the local conservation officer and Historic England, our scheme revitalises and enhances the streetscape on the approach to Henley. The proposed building takes its cue from the balance and proportions of the Georgian style of nearby architecture, with the central feature of a porchway and high-quality brickwork. The change in material and form on the upper levels gives an interesting contemporary appearance and helps reduce its visual prominence. Careful consideration of the massing design maximises volume and floor space throughout. The front elevation is set back from the pavement to soften the transition from public to private space, and opens up the views to adjacent listed buildings and Henley Bridge. All properties have views to the Thames.
Energy-saving measures include high fabric performance, good natural light and efficient electrical systems. EV charging points are included, along with bird and bat boxes integrated into the building.
Planning consent for this new four storey building was granted in February 2022.