St James South is a contemporary apartment block built in 2004, it is the larger of two residential blocks within the curtilage of the wider St James House development. The practice identified the potential for the development of this building while carrying out the initial masterplan.
The block comprises 24 apartments split over four floors with a penthouse level above. Undercroft car parking is provided on the ground level. Bathstone Ashlar has been used on two prominent wall panels, set slightly divergent on the front elevation, in keeping with the diversity of materials in the surrounding context.
Each apartment has a large private balcony accentuated with timber cladding to the back wall. Timber cladding was also used to form panels within the fenestration bands. The building is a great example of an urban densification solution.