Earls Court Masterplan

For the majority of my Post Part 1 year out at Farrells, I worked on the masterplan for Earls Court. Outline Planning application was submitted in June 2011 and was approved by planning authorities in 2013. I was involved from concept masterplan development (study models, CAD drawings, hand drawings, precedent studies, public consultation) through to the submission of the planning application (design guidelines).

The Site and the Masterplan:

Earls Cout Masterplan (and Seagrave Road). The main site is 27ha. 12ha of which is owned by EC Properties, and the rest by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Earls Cout Masterplan (and Seagrave Road). The main site is 27ha. 12ha of which is owned by EC Properties, and the rest by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The masterplan provides 7,500 homes and approx 1,000 jobs with the primary concept being that of 4 villages and a high street which connects with the surrounding context. (drawing by Duncan Whatmore)

The masterplan provides 7,500 homes and approx 1,000 jobs with the primary concept being that of 4 villages and a high street which connects with the surrounding context. (drawing by Duncan Whatmore)

My Role:

I was involved in the development of the concept master plan from model making to CAD drawings to precedent research, as well as putting together reports and general administration. These images represent a selection of the work that I did between July and December 2010:

This is one of a number of massing models that I (with others) produced. As the concept masterplan development, the evolution of various massing options were always explored with the physical model.

This is one of a number of massing models that I (with others) produced. As the concept masterplan development, the evolution of various massing options were always explored with the physical model.

Illustrative Drawing of Retail/Commercial offer on the proposed High Street

Illustrative Drawing of Retail/Commercial offer on the proposed High Street

some of the precedent studies relating to different components within the master plan.

some of the precedent studies relating to different components within the master plan.

Public Realm Drawing (AutoCAD)

Public Realm Drawing (AutoCAD)

These are three of ten sections cutting through the Lost River Park where there were particular underground constraints to contend with. The sections explored clearances and exclusion zones relating to West London Line, District Lines and Piccadilly Lines that would affect the proposed structures and underground parking.

These are three of ten sections cutting through the Lost River Park where there were particular underground constraints to contend with. The sections explored clearances and exclusion zones relating to West London Line, District Lines and Piccadilly Lines that would affect the proposed structures and underground parking.

Planning Application

In January and February 2011, I worked on one of the Illustrative Building Study teams to explore potential architectural ideas for some of the plots on site. From March until June 2011, I assisted in the preparation of the Design Guidelines Document for the planning application. The full document can be viewed on the LBHF website. These images are a small selection of my contribution:

Design Guidelines Part 2 - Layout and some drawings

Design Guidelines Part 2 – Layout and some drawings

Design Guidelines - Part 4a Typical Layout  - I was primarily responsible for all of the drawings, text and layout in this section.

Design Guidelines – Part 4a Typical Layout – I was primarily responsible for all of the drawings, text and layout in this section.

Parameter Section showing both minimum and maximum building envelopes

Parameter Section showing minimum building envelope

Minimum and Maximum Street Widths - extracted from Design Guidelines Part 2 - Site Wide Vision.

Minimum and Maximum Street Widths – extracted from Design Guidelines Part 2 – Site Wide Vision.

A selection of drawings from Part 4a of the Design Guidelines (except for bottom right which is from Part 1). All of these drawings relate to facade appearance and relation of buildings to the street, and to each other.

A selection of drawings from Part 4a of the Design Guidelines (except for bottom right which is from Part 1). All of these drawings relate to facade appearance and relation of buildings to the street, and to each other.

 

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