Folk Palm House

Folk Palm House

The site is steeped in creative history, from Kodak’s largest photographic manufacturing plant in Britain to Whitefriars Glass who pioneered the first coloured glass, thus posing perfect opportunity for meaningful architectural intersections & inspiring interior re-interpretations. A similar concept in its time, back in the late 1950’s where Kodak build “model villages” (self contained communities built by businesses for workers and located close to the workplace), this gateway location presented a perfect opportunity for introducing a locally, connected community and inspired co-living lifestyle.

Total bed: 222
Total gross floor area: 8017 sqm GIA
Total amenity area: 793 sqm
Interior amenity area: 583 sqm
Exterior amenity area: 210 sqm

Gross development value: £85 million
Start date: October 2019
Completion Date: December 2021
Lease up period: 100% occupation 6 months

The Palm House was a finalist in the 2022 Co-living Awards in the Building and Architecture category

Client –
DTZ Investors

Client Team –
Development Partner: Halcyon
Design Director Partner: Atypical Practice

Design Team –
Main Contractor: Claritas
Planning Consultant: DP9
Principle Architect: Hawkins Brown
Interior Designer: Hawkins Brown
Landscape Architect: Hawkins Brown
Interior Planting: Conservatory Archives
FF&E: The Furniture Practice
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
Quantity Surveyor: Salive Brown / Turner Townsend

Artists –
David Speed, Nerone, Mr Penfold, Tape That, R.U.N, Jane K Morter, Liz Elton and Molly Hankinson