Leathermarket Community Benefit Society
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Joyce Newman House and Joseph Lancaster Terrace is a new community-led development of 40 social rent homes. Occupying the site of a disused former nursery, the development comprises two brick buildings: a new block of 34 apartments, and an adjoining terrace containing six houses that frame a new communal garden.

We undertook an intensive series of consultation events with local residents to shape the project brief as well as its design. The lived experience of everyone on the estate was thoroughly considered, and informed the new buildings’ choice of material, form, height, massing and layout, as well as the creation of a publicly accessible green open space and the improvement of pedestrian routes through the estate.

This marks the second project completed for the resident's group, Leathermarket Community Benefit Society (LCBS), with the third currently in planning stages. Through this partnership approach half of the homes have been allocated to LCBS tenants with the other half allocated to Southwark tenants. The homes will be managed by Leathermarket JMB.

Projects, Residential