granville new homes
Competition-winning scheme for the first phase of the regeneration of South Kilburn, North West London, completed in 2009. The development accommodates 110 dwellings, youth centre as landmark along with public and communal outdoor space. Adapting the masterplan’s perimeter block typology to an atypical site, a new hierarchy of outdoor spaces governs the design - from resident-controlled, landscaped communal gardens and revived and reconnected streetscape to private patios, roof terraces, balconies and window boxes.
The arrangement of the built form to provide these outside spaces also ensures a rhythm of modulated heights, from modest 3-4 storeys to more urban 6-7 storeys, and a varied texture to the street frontages. Several strategies guide the design, with an eye to the future as well as the present: mixed occupancy (families adjacent to singles and couples); sustainability (thermal strategy and integrated landscaping); broad consultation (including resident steering group); access (natural surveillance and security); generous and flexible living spaces (enjoying good daylighting and quality environment).
London Borough of Brent 2006-09 completed - with Levitt Bernstein Associates
AJ100 Awards, Shortlist 2010
Housing Design Awards, Shortlist 2010
RIBA Award, Shortlist 2010
Building for Life Award, 2009
Housing Design Awards, Projects Shortlist 2006
RIBA Sustainability Award, Shortlist 2006