Five Wandsworth developments shortlisted for national housing design awards
Published: Wednesday 26th April 17
Wandsworth is home to some of the best design in the country, after five new developments were shortlisted for a long-running and prestigious national competition.
Burridge Gardens, at Peabody’s St John’s Hill Estate, by architects Hawkins Brown
Finalists for this year’s Housing Design Awards include schemes in Wandsworth town centre, Putney, Roehampton, Battersea, and Clapham Junction, including properties for sale as well as for low cost home ownership, below market rent, and student accommodation.
Mapleton Crescent modular housing development by Pocket Living
York Road development by Angle Property Ltd, with architect tp bennett
The site in Wandsworth town centre was designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop, and when complete will feature 36 private flats and 53 to be sold at a discount of at least 20% to first time buyer singles or couples with a total household income of around £37,000.
Chadwick Hall, University of Roehampton
Peabody housing association’s redevelopment of the St John’s Hill Estate opposite Clapham Junction station has also made the shortlist. The Burridge Gardens scheme involves a mix of private, social rent and shared ownership housing and will open up the estate to its surroundings, including a new link through to Wandsworth Common. The scheme, designed by architects Hawkins Brown, also involves a new community centre and public square.
The University of Roehampton commissioned Henley Halebrown architects to design new student homes in the grounds of the Grade II* listed 18th century Georgian villa Downshire House. The shortlisted Chadwick House was completed in 2016.
In Putney, former office premises on Upper Richmond Road have been transformed into 113 new flats, a new public square and more than 47,000 sq ft of flexible office and shop space. London Square’s development was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, incorporates a south-facing private garden for residents, along with communal roof gardens.
London Square development, Putney
Judges will visit all shortlisted schemes during April and May. The Housing Design Awards were established in 1948 and are the longest running industry awards scheme in the UK.