cHOROS - Residential
Lattimore Road, St Albans, a residential scheme for Nicholas
cHOROS were asked to prepare a design for the hard and soft landscape
surrounding a disused hat factory. The scheme was eventually demolished
and rebuilt but the majority of open space is located above the underground
car park. The location and quantity of trees and shrubs were limited by
the underground car park, a listed brick chimney and the requirements
for fire access.
cHOROS utilised porphyry stone setts, pavers and granite
setts to delineate footpath routes and private zones ie immediately in
front of windows. A Chinese granite circle was included in the paving
design to echo the form of a hat to reflect the buildings original use.
Awarded a St Albans Civic Award 1999.