Ordnance Road, Enfield

Subverts expectations of what affordable houses should look and feel like

Ordnance Road, Enfield.
Ordnance Road, Enfield. Credit: Morley von Sternberg

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

Peter Barber Architects for London Borough of Enfield
Contract value: £3m
GIA: 1,365m²
Cost per m²: £2,198

The architect met with aplomb this challenging brief, for 15 large socially rented units on a brownfield site. A terrace of elegant three-storey townhouses creates a handsome and striking backdrop to a busy street. Behind it lie four single-storey courtyard houses which front onto a newly created mews. The development subverts expectations of what affordable houses should look and feel like, with generosity of spirit and economy of means.

  • Ordnance Road, Enfield.
    Ordnance Road, Enfield. Credit: Morley von Sternberg
  • Ordnance Road, Enfield.
    Ordnance Road, Enfield. Credit: Morley von Sternberg
  • Ordnance Road, Enfield.
    Ordnance Road, Enfield. Credit: Morley von Sternberg
  • Ordnance Road, Enfield.
    Ordnance Road, Enfield. Credit: Morley von Sternberg
1234

Latest articles

Boring down

  1. Products

Tired of banging your head against the stainless-steel trim of your highly conspicuous cooker hood?

Untapped market

  1. Products

As 3D printing reaches traditionally cast sanitaryware Grohe’s Allure Brilliant and Atrio ranges seem to be pushing the envelope.

500 miles -nearly

  1. Products

It takes calves of steel to traverse the 96-mile West Highland Way, Scotland’s first official long-distance path.