A true exemplar for beautifully designed, modest but elegant social housing
PRP for Network Homes and SW9
Contract value: £27.5m,
This exemplary housing project exercises fine detail alongside restraint. It provides equality between market and affordable housing within a single building via a grand, concierge-supervised entrance lobby. A great relationship between the architect and contractor under a design and build contract allowed fine detailing even where cost savings were applied.
The jury was impressed with the consultation process and the decision to use a shared entrance lobby and bike store. Low overall service charges, due to the efficiency of the plan and circulation, permitted a concierge to be installed in the lobby, helping to keep it in good condition. The jury felt this was a true exemplar for beautifully designed, modest but elegant social housing.