Squire & Partners
Completed in 2021, the development is a contemporary interpretation of the architectural character found within the Kensington Palace Conservation Area, with designs drawing inspiration from the site’s palatial and horticultural past as the original palace grounds and kitchen garden, and later as the Kensington Barracks for the Royal Lancers. The textured two-tone brick façades and vertical window proportions create connections with Kensington Palace whilst celebrating traditional and contemporary craftsmanship. The new landscaped public garden continues the tradition of west London garden squares and references the former use of the site. Interiors take inspiration from the palace - from its grand proportions to its flow of spaces. Apartments feature a rich palette of warm and luxurious materials, whilst loggias offer views and discreet but generous inside-outside living. On-site affordable housing provision takes the form of a mews-like terrace and includes ten apartments and four duplex apartments. The design of Lancer Square is rooted in place from the urban scale down to the final details of the development, with nature always playing a part. A series of bespoke branded elements, designed to identify the new timeless garden square, are woven into the fabric of the buildings – from the external façade, feature screens and ironmongery to the door handles and texture that is touched.