Spacious, light-filled homes which connect with their surroundings
RIBA London Regional Award winner 2021
Bell Phillips Architects for London Borough of Sutton
Contract value: £16.1m
Cost per m2: £3,051
A new three-five storey council housing development of 57 apartments sits in a collegiate arrangement near two conservation areas. Staggered pitched roof forms reference an adjacent grade II listed church, while the cladding reflects the local predominance of brick. Tall windows and prominent dormers – articulated with metal fins – create strong vertical rhythms across the elevations. Each apartment contains an open-plan living and kitchen area, ample storage space, good heat and sound insulation and a recessed terrace overlooking a communal garden. Detailing and material choices create spacious, light-filled homes which connect with their surroundings.