Doone Silver Kerr


  1. Flax Place, Leeds

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    Doone Silver Kerr has recently gained detailed planning consent on behalf of build-to-rent specialists Neighbour for a new, large development in Leeds.

    Located on a 0.5 hectare brownfield site to the south-east of Leeds city centre with frontages onto Marsh Lane, Flax Place and Richmond Street, the proposals will provide 300 apartments, retail space, a GP surgery and parking in an undercroft.

    The buildings are designed as a series of dynamic sliding planes that step across the site on a north-south axis, rising from 8 to 14 storeys, responding to the urban grain and height gradients of the surrounding buildings and topography.

    The elevations are carefully composed using double-square and golden section proportions to create panels of mid-grey brick and glazing that slide between slim concrete floor edges.  The glazing is set deep into the elevations to express the solidity of the buildings and articulate the façade rhythm.

    The landscape at ground level and on a series of stepping rooftops further explores the concept of sliding planes with an interplay of hard and soft elements composed as a sequence of formal and informal spaces.

  2. Nousha Studio, London

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    Doone Silver Kerr undertook the refurbishment and interior fit-out of a photographer’s studio in Clapham, London. The works included furniture, lighting and bespoke signage to reflect the client brand.

  3. Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

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    We are working with Sterling Property Ventures and Milton Keynes Development Partnership to create a landmark mixed use development on the key B 3.3N site, situated on Midsummer Boulevard.

    A tall building will provide essential ‘grade A’ office space.  Located at the top of the building, a restaurant and public viewing gallery will offer unique views that reveal and celebrate the iconic gridded layout of Milton Keynes.  A second high quality private rented sector building will also benefit from views across the city.  The two buildings are separated by a public route connecting Midsummer Boulevard through to Grafton Park, which will be animated by active retail uses at ground floor level.  Located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the west coast mainline railway station, the project will create a sustainable and vibrant live-work hub for the city.

  4. Conran + Partners

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    Since 2010 Richard Doone, Director of Doone Silver Kerr, has provided architecture and design consultancy services to Conran and Partners, leading various projects for the company in Asia.  These include the 400,000 square metre, 22 hectare mixed-use Futako Tamagawa development in Tokyo and various restaurant interiors projects in Hong Kong.

  5. 12 New Fetter Lane, London

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    12 New Fetter Lane is an innovative 15 storey building located on the western fringe of the City of London. The triangular site is located on the edge of the Chancery Lane Conservation Area to the west and the high rise new development of New Street Square to the east. The building design responds to this context by hinging around its southern corner to produce a rotated step form.

    At ground floor, a tall single storey level includes the main entrance, retail accommodation and service bay. 12 floors of Category A office accommodation are located above, and a basement level provides plant, storage and cycle parking.

    Environmental sustainability was a key factor throughout the development of the design. The building achieves a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, offering a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions compared to current building regulations.

    The building has been let to international law firm Bird and Bird as their new London Headquarters.

    Doone Silver Kerr acted as Design Architect working in collaboration with Flanagan Lawrence Architects.

    Photographs by James Brittain

  6. Michelin House, London

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    We have assisted Bibendum Restaurant in refurbishing their forecourt café on Fulham Road within the award winning grade II listed Michelin House.  The project included glazing the two open side archways and the re-design of the café.

    Bibendum originally opened in the late 1980s and has been voted ‘The Most Consistently Excellent Restaurant’ in London by Tatler Louis Roederer.