Cartwright Pickard has a simple philosophy: to produce beautiful buildings that use resources responsibly.
Their integrated approach to architecture, technology and construction focuses on the way buildings’ construction impact their performance in use. It leads them to constantly ask questions and use the answers to inspire ideas that drive progress and value, minimise risk, resources and delays — and improve the quality of life of their occupants.
Although Brook House is prominent in its scale, its materials integrate well into the locality and in particular with the civic office campus. Just as importantly, it doesn’t compete with the Town Hall or St Matthew’s Church, it will add a positive contribution to Brixton’s skyline.
The sensitive conversion of Ivor House into attractive apartments ensures the future of the original 1930s art deco style building is secured, with significant architectural features retained and making a positive contribution to the Brixton Conservation Area.