MJP have commissioned Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer, to document the final works at LHA Torquay House, a 13 storey tower in Paddington for the LHA London charity. The 157 room, MJP Architects designed building is due for completion this autumn by UK national contractor Galliford Try.
This flagship development will give our student and working residents the very best living experience and allow them to stay right in the City of Westminster for so much less
There is strong demand in Central London for accommodation which is a step up from conventional student rooms or hostel, and 80% of the rooms are therefore designed as ‘microflats’ with a larger floor area, their own kitchenettes, study areas and shower rooms.
The remaining 20% are ensuite with shared kitchens. The design promotes conviviality by placing social spaces and shared facilities (residents’ gym, laundry, study areas, common rooms) in ‘hotspots’, near lifts, stairs, and at circulation nodes. These communal spaces are designed to animate both the life of the building and its architecture.