Inventory Site Record

Mallard Place

Mallard Place (Richmond)

Brief Description

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.

Practical Information
Site location:
Strawberry Vale, Twickenham
Postcode:
TW1
Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping
Borough:
Richmond
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.

Full Site Description

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.

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ161721
Size in hectares:
1.76
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
1978-80
Designer(s):
Eric Lyons Cunningham Partnership
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

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
Photos

Mallard Place

Mallard Place landscaping, October 2000. Photo S Williams

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