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Denham Deluxe

Once home to Deluxe (formerly Rank) Film Processing Laboratory, the 10 acre site is fronted by a Grade II listed building designed in 1936 by Walter Gropius and Max Fry that became redundant when Deluxe move their facilities to purpose-built digital facilities at Pinewood.
JPA were appointed by Deluxe to masterplan the wider site for residential development and convert the listed building into apartments.

The masterplan generated 70 new houses and 105 new apartments while the existing building was converted to contain 49 apartments.

This project, as with the Oaklands College building conversions, has allowed us to develop ways of making valuable listed modern buildings gain new life through subtle interventions that provide accessibility and energy efficiency – a ‘look no hands’ approach that retains architectural integrity of the original yet reveals a new layer within.

In 2013 the site was bought by Bloor Homes who asked us to reconfigure the design to their brief. The scheme was finally built by Weston Homes.

Client Bloor Homes
Status Construction
Contract value £ c.40m
GIA m2 21,000 m2
Planning consultant Quod Planning
Landscape architect Pegasus
Masterplan / Urban design consultant jpa
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