Southwick Yard

Southwick Yard

Belsize Architects
Hyde Park Estate, London, UK | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Rainwater goodsAlumasc Rainwater Systems Ltd
LightingBasis Lighting
Louver mechanism Contrasol
Lighting Erco
Brick supplier Ibstock Bricks
Glazing IQ Glass UK

Product Spec Sheet
Rainwater goods
Louver mechanism
by Erco
Brick supplier

Southwick Yard

Belsize Architects as Architects

Southwick Yard is a new build property within the Hyde Park Estate. The existing property did not function well as a dwelling and has been replaced with a four bed residence with bedrooms and bathrooms at both basement and first floor level, and an open plan living / dining / kitchen area at ground floor level.


The nature of the ‘boxed-in site’ means that any opportunity to maximise the use of natural light should be taken advantage of wherever possible. Using contemporary glazing systems and more fluid arrangements for the glazing we were able to maximise the amount of natural light that could get into the building. This has been done by using large punched powder coated windows, glass balustrade balconies, and green roofs with glazed skylights.

The project uses timber cladding and motorised timber louvres treated using a Japanese technique of burning timber that has a typical life expectancy of between 60 to 80 years.


Material Used :
1. IQ Glass - Glazing 
2. Sprial UK - Glass staircase 
3. J Roony - Basement water proofing 
4. Ibstock - brick supplier 
5. Contrasol - Louver mechanism 
6. Exterior solution - Shou Sugi Ban Timber
7. Erco - Lighting  
8. Basis - Lighting
9. Alumasc - Rainwater goods 
10. Automist - Sprinkler system 

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