Crescent House was built in 1937 originally for the Union of Post Office workers within Clapham’s highly renowned conservation area. It is a striking example of Edwardian architecture; showcasing a crescent shape, grand manor-house style entrance, arched windows and feature brickwork that combines classic architecture with contemporary elegance. The original building’s main façade and wings have been retained whilst the central section has been newly built to create a splendid development of 36 apartments, a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, with 2 penthouses apartments.
Working closely with Galliard Homes and their in-house design teams, we put together the ironmongery schedule for the apartments and communal doors around their chosen unique design of lever handle and matching complimentary accessories. For the retained main entrance door where access control is used to permit entry to the building, we had to find a closing device that met with practical, useable and aesthetic requirements that would work with, and be in keeping with, the overall existing arched-head door style.