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Greenwich Housing, Greenwich

Credit: Edmund Sumner

Bell Phillips Architects for Royal Borough of Greenwich

Contract value: Undisclosed

GIA: 1,911m2


Greenwich Housing provides simple and elegant housing for elderly and disabled people, supplying much needed homes for social rent for people over 60. At a strategic scale the formal articulation of the building is flexible and clever, allowing the same typology to sit harmoniously on six sites, with just changes in brickwork, equally comfortable as a terrace and on a stand-alone back-land site. 

  • Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • Credit: Edmund Sumner

The housing has distinctive zinc-clad roofs rising 1.5m above the brickwork. A large recessed window above the front door brings natural light deep into every home.  This enables the interior to feel lofty and generous (well above its 90m2) while maintaining privacy and avoiding overheating. Each home features a central galley kitchen, with flexible double-aspect living and dining spaces to either side. This step-free environment enables older people to remain in their own homes for longer.
Greenwich Housing provides innovative, generous and light-filled homes that bring joy to their occupants and new life to the bungalow building type.

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