- Royal Borough of Greenwich
- Project Cost
The Housing Services Department at Royal Borough of Greenwich identified an acute need for affordable, single storey dwellings for people over 60 years of age. This is due to an increasingly aged population and a general insufficient supply of available housing which is specifically designed to cater for this user group. In parallel to this, the Council owns many small garage sites around the Borough which are not well used, or even semi derelict in some instances. Some of these sites have a tendency to attract anti-social behaviour, and none of them provide a positive contribution to the townscape.
With these two issues in mind, the Council was granted funding to construct new dwellings on six small sites across the Borough.
We developed a prototype single storey house that can be arranged in alternative layouts on different sites throughout the Borough. A monopitch roof with extensive glazing provides a good quality of height, space and natural light regardless of orientation. The additional height provided by this roof form allows the houses to sit comfortably within different urban situations and provides a generous double height space internally.
Civic Trust Awards 2017 / Winner, RIBA National Award 2016 / Winner, RIBA London Region Award 2016 / Winner, New London Architecture Award 2016 / Commended, Blueprint Awards 2016 / Commended, Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2016 / Highly Commended, Building Awards 2016 / Shortlisted, Inside Housing Awards 2016 / Winner, Housing Design Awards 2016 / Shortlisted, RICS Award 2016 / Shortlisted, Planning and Placemaking Award 2016 / Highly Commended, Housing Design Awards 2014 / Winner, New London Architecture Award 2014 / Shortlisted