Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth

Sets a high benchmark standard for affordable accommodation

Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth.
Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth. Credit: Simon Kennedy

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

Metropolitan Workshop for Pocket Living
Contract value: £23.41m 
GIA: 8,418m² 
Cost per m²: £3,000

This 27-storey residential tower occupies a leftover site from a 1970s shopping centre, bounded by the River Wandle, a road and a substation. Volumetric offsite construction gave programme benefits, eased the logistics and achieved a high quality finish. The building has a slender profile and shifting rhythms of the two wings of accommodation around the stair and lift core. The aqua-green terracotta facade introduces varying vertical grain and texture which holds and reflects light when seen dynamically. This project has set a high benchmark standard for affordable accommodation.

 

  • Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth.
    Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth. Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth.
    Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth. Credit: Richard Southall / Emphasis Photography
  • Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth.
    Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth. Credit: Edmund Sumner
  • Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth.
    Mapleton Crescent, Wandsworth. Credit: Edmund Sumner
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