Queen's Court

Bermondsey, London SE16

Completion: 2016

Client: Notting Hill Housing Group

 

The Team:

Arita Morris

Patrick White

Diane Gardiner

 

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The design of 51 new homes (100% affordable) in the heart of the Bermondsey regeneration area in Southwark.

Appointed in 2012 by Notting Hill Housing Group, CGL’s design for the new development incorporates an existing Grade II Listed War Memorial and is adjacent to the Grade II Listed Neckinger Mills

The scheme provides 51 apartments (of which all are affordable) on this challenging urban site which has a rich industrial and military history, and is located directly over the Jubilee Line tunnel adjacent to a major rail link into London Bridge.

CGL’s design provides family and wheelchair accessible housing surrounding a central communal courtyard incorporating a children’s playspace. The development achieves level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The scheme reinforces the urban fabric, with robust frontages wrapping around from Abbey Street and Old Jamaica Road and a return along the southern edge creating a secure raised deck for the landscaped courtyard which is sited above cycle storage, car parking and plant areas. The main entrances to the upper parts are located on Abbey Street and these, combined with duplex units accessed directly from Old Jamaica Road, create an active and vibrant frontage.

Extensive consultation was carried out with residents, amenity groups and societies together with the conservation and design officers at Southwark to develop a design that respected the historic context while creating a wholly contemporary building to meet the high standards demanded by the client.

 

 

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