The Mae architects made a remarkable effort to integrate Kentmere with its surroundings, including the neo-Georgian blocks of Cumberland Market Estate, a two-story building, and St George’s Cathedral, designed by James Pennethorne and located to the north.
The reddish-purple bricks mediate between the purple calcium silicate bricks of the neighboring council estate and the red rubbers to the north, while warm pink render lines the balconies.
Kentmere is a building located on the corner of Redhill Street in the Regent’s Park Estate in London. It replaced the single-story Dick Collins Hall with much-needed new housing.
The project comprises 11 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms, generously planned with large inset balconies. The stepped form of the building follows alignments with the heights of surrounding buildings and creates a corner to the 1960s Camden council block.