A major urban regeneration project for the Peabody Trust and the London Borough of Southwark, involving the demolition of 1960’s blocks of flats and their replacement with mixed-tenure new-build housing. Circulation around the estate shapes the public spaces between the blocks private spaces are created within the courtyards, with ground floor apartments having individual gardens. The native hedge planting to the boundary of the estate has significantly increased the ecological diversity of the site.
Home Zones assist in the control of parking, pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures. Cycle storage, recycling and CHP were fundamental to meet the sustainability aspirations of the scheme. The consultation with tenants prior to decanting was extensive, with subsequent consultation for Phase II.
Received an Ecohomes Award
CABE Building for Life Standard
Shortlisted : HBF/WWF Sustainable New Homes Award, 2004
National HomeBuilder Design Awards Commendation, 2005
Daily Mail Housebuilders’ Award, 2005
The Civic Trust Awards, Commendation, 2006
Finalist: Well Designed and Well Built Category – ASC Award for Sustainable Communities, 2007
Client: Peabody Trust & London Borough of Southwark
Architect: ECD Architects