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Mallard Place Richmond

Summary

Mallard Place is a development of houses and flats built by Eric Lyons Cunningham Partnership. Like Lyons' earlier Span developments the design adheres to the principles of building housing within a landscaped setting of trees, communal lawns and gardens. Here there are gardens down to the river where there are moorings for the residents. Trees including mature conifers, areas of lawn, ornamental planting and courtyard gardens. Towards the river is a small hedged residents' swimming pool.

Basic Details

Site location:
Strawberry Vale, Twickenham

Postcode:
TW1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1978-80

Designer(s):
Eric Lyons Cunningham Partnership

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Richmond

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
Partially

Opening times:
private, but communal areas appear accessible

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Strawberry Hill/Teddington then bus. Bus: R68.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ161721

Size in hectares:
1.76

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Mallard Place

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Thames Policy Area

Other LA designation:
None

Mallard Place

Mallard Place landscaping, October 2000. Photo S Williams

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Fuller information

A development of 45 houses and 57 flats built by Eric Lyons Cunningham Partnership, responsible for earlier Span Development Ltd.'s estates such as Fieldend (q.v.), and described by Pevsner as 'a denser but more affluent development than the earlier Span schemes'. Eric Lyons' Span developments were built from the late 1950s, particularly in Twickenham and Petersham, with a governing principle being to set the housing amidst gentle landscaping with trees planted, communal lawns, and courtyard gardens important components. Mallard Place won a 1983 Civic Trust Award and a 1985 Housing Design Award, and was Sir Eric Lyons' last project.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999 p553.

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