The development known as Partridge Ashford consists of two building forms, a courtyard form and linear form both flanking a new landscape through site link. Each building has been sited to address both street frontages whilst maximising the northern aspect of the site.
The buildings typically step from 4-storeys at the street to 8-storeys with a setback. There is also a 2-storey mews to the through-site link.
A series of concrete portals defines the ground level with large frames marking the building entries. The brick bases of both building are orderly and play with vertical rhythms reminiscent of terrace/town housing. The setback upper levels have lighter and more open treatment to respond to the more open views at these levels. A varied roofline enlivens the building’s silhouette.
Landscaping takes a central role in the design of the building, not only at the base but also at the upper levels. This reflects the existing verdant character of the neighbourhood and surrounding public spaces.