Located in the centre of Hertford’s Riverside Yards local development and conservation area, the site extends from the River Lea through to one of the main high streets. Originally occupied by malting buildings served by the waterway, it was agreed with the conservation and planning officers to redevelop the site entirely with new build, provided the scheme reflected the scale and urban grain of the original, but dilapidated, buildings.
The scheme consists of 16 two and three-bedroom units, a mix of flats and maisonettes, plus a new small public library. The flats are raised over an inner court of parking and are served by a timber deck. Half the units address the river and view across a new public open space, and half face into the inner court. The aesthetic and form of the building reflect its important townscape role in attracting people from the high street into the Dolphin Yard forecourt.
Client: McMullen & Sons Ltd