Spring Mews is a mixed use development incorporating a 378 bedroom student accommodation, 93 bed suite hotel, office and new public realm re-vitalising an old industrial site in the Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunities Area.
The Manser Practice were initially employed by CLS Holdings to design the interiors and then work on the clearance of a set of complex pre-commencement planning conditions to enable works to start. Our success in re-imagining the design led to us being appointed to take over the entire scheme in a combined architecture and interiors role.
The student bedrooms were designed in 3 blocks with 6-8 room cluster flats sharing kitchen facilities or as independent studios. We used our extensive knowledge and background in the hotel sector to design an efficient solution offering all the commodities that is required for long stay accommodation. From compact bathrooms to maximised storage and from coat hooks to furniture, we designed all the elements within the rooms to ensure a contemporary and efficient room fitted within 13.5m2. The ground floor and basement house the shared amenities, such as the main lounge, quiet study room, seminar space, gym and pool facilities.
The student accommodation was opened ready for the University intake in September 2014.
Winner, Mixed Use Development, FX Awards, 2015
Winner, Mixed Use Development, British Homes Awards, 2015