WaM Architecture have submitted an application for the redevelopment of the site at 16-18 Shenley Road, Borehamwood. Shenley Road runs south west to north east away from the train station of Elstree and Borehamwood. Shenley Road is the main shopping street in Borehamwood and is dominated by retail and commercial premises. The street is typified by a mixture of uses above mainly retail units at ground floor.
The proposals are for the demolition of the existing 2 storey building on the site containing a mixture of retail with offices above. It is proposed to build a new mixed use scheme over 3 floors with a set back 4th containing 14 residential units and a single new retail unit on the ground floor with associated cycle and refuse facilities.
The proposed building has been designed using high quality materials and careful detailing in order to achieve a scheme which looks fresh and elegant and is of high quality design.
The building is predominantly proposed in brick, with 2 distinct tones. The ground floor is proposed in a darker shade to ground the building and separate this element form the upper parts, this again responding to the adjacent character. This darker brick is then used to create accent details in the façade.
The top floor is set back behind a raised parapet which is topped with the darker ground floor brick. Simple railing are proposed in the RAL colour as the windows to knit the composition together. The upper floor is clad in zinc to read as a roof element tot he building.