Queens Court shortlisted for a Sunday Times British Homes Award



Designed by Child Graddon Lewis, Queens Court in Bermondsey has been shortlisted for another prestigious award in the Best Affordable Housing Scheme category at the Sunday Times British Homes awards.

Completed in early 2016, Queens Court comprises 51 apartments over five storeys, enclosing a podium landscaped courtyard. The architecture responds to the tight, complex urban context which includes a number of historic structures. The most significant is a listed war memorial, dedicated to the Queens Battalion, which has been integrated into the building façade. The design successfully echoes both the leather making and military history of this site. The gridded composition of the elevations is based on a Victorian warehouse aesthetic, and a leather imprint is used to create the patterning on balustrading.

Overall the building represents a modest, but no less important addition to Southwark’s townscape, its architectural expression successfully combines the sites history and its contemporary use as much needed affordable housing.

The British Homes Awards, run by Haymarket Media Group, recognise the talent, effort and innovation of architects, designers, housebuilders, affordable housing providers and developers working across the residential property sector today. They celebrate the quality of the homes and communities being created in the UK, showcasing the best in design to key players in the property market and central and local government.

Judged by an independent panel, which includes designers, developers and industry experts, final winners will be announced at an awards ceremony later this year.


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