A high-quality landmark building that responds to the complex characteristics of the site and forges a strong link between the town’s history and dynamic forward-thinking future. The proposal has four cornerstones, provision of considered, high-quality homes for Luton’s growing population; a mediating role between a busy intersection and a Conservation Area; the articulation of a distinctive ‘gateway’ to the town centre; and a building that is distinct and highly specific to its Luton setting.

Client:    Luton Dunstable Ltd
Project:   Dunstable Road
Location:   Luton
Sector:   Build for Sale


Canterbury House apartments form part of ‘Miflats’ – a unique brand that we developed with our client Criterion Capital. The Miflats brand is currently being applied to more than 3,000 homes in and around London.

This particular development is a conversion of an 11 storey office building into 98 private rental residential units. We were involved from the feasibility stage through to planning, employer's requirements and transferred to the main contractor. The apartments are classical and contemporary open plan units where the loss of floor area to circulation is minimised in favour of maximised usable floor. Individual flats are organised into zones based on levels of privacy and services. The existing building presented other technical challenges in conversion. Considerable effort was required to achieve standardised key areas such as utility rooms and bathrooms, and to a lesser extent, the kitchens.

Client:    Criterion Capital
Project:   Canterbury House
Location:   Croydon
Sector:   Build to rent


Images courtesy of Geraghty Taylor Architects



Images courtesy of Geraghty Taylor Architects