pH+ cleared to recharge former electricity works

Residential entrance on Campfield Road from east approach

Architect’s 100-home Hertfordshire proposals get green light

BD’s Housing Architect of the Year pH+ has won planning permission to convert a former electricity works in St Albans into a mixed-use development of 107 homes and new commercial space.

Its proposals, created for developer City & Suburban, deliver a scheme that the practice said “responded sensitively” to the retained building – which dates back to the early 20th century – by using a “restrained” red brick palette at plinth level for the new blocks.

The development, named The Camp, creates two new courtyards on the 0.69ha site off Campfield Road and will also feature what pH+ described as a “contemporary interpretation” of the traditional knapped flint walls found in the city.

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