Silchester, Latimer Road

An exemplary residential project on a challenging site

Silchester. Haworth Tompkins.
Silchester. Haworth Tompkins. Credit: Philip Vile

Haworth Tompkins for Peabody

Contract value: £26m,

GIA: 8,500m²

At the edge of the Silchester Estate, adjacent to Latimer Road Tube Station, Haworth Tomkins has delivered a major regeneration project for Peabody. 

This development of 112 new homes, community and retail facilities integrates an existing 20-storey tower and provides private and communal amenity and landscaped public realm. All residential units are dual aspect and the project is tenure-blind.

A triangular urban block encircles a communal garden, its edges reinforcing traditional residential street patterns. Active frontages animate corners with community and commercial uses. Brick facades are expressive and skilfully detailed and the new building successfully engages with the existing tower, wrapping it at ground level and providing a new face to the street.

  • Silchester. Haworth Tompkins.
    Silchester. Haworth Tompkins. Credit: Philip Vile
  • Silchester. Haworth Tompkins.
    Silchester. Haworth Tompkins. Credit: Philip Vile
  • Silchester. Haworth Tompkins.
    Silchester. Haworth Tompkins. Credit: Philip Vile
  • Silchester. Haworth Tompkins.
    Silchester. Haworth Tompkins. Credit: Philip Vile
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The architect has delivered an exemplary residential project on a challenging site; sensitively engaging with the existing context of the estate and improving the adjacent public realm and railway viaduct. It provides high quality well-designed homes and an abundance of amenity space and has been delivered with a commendable attention to detail. It is an impressive addition to the Peabody portfolio.


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