Last week, a five-storey housing block created by Peabody in a Pimlico conservation area was recognised as one of the capital’s best projects, taking top honours in the ‘living’ category of the New London Awards and the ‘completed’ category of the Housing Design Awards.
Designed by Haworth Tompkins architects and developed in close consultation with residents and neighbours, the building on Peabody Avenue estate is made up of 55 one-, two- and three-bed flats. It uses similar materials as neighbouring buildings on the estate, which dates from 1875. The scheme also includes roof terraces to upper homes, a community centre, landscaping, a new ball court and children’s play area.
Claire Bennie, Peabody Development Director, said:
“We’re thrilled that this scheme – the result of a true collaboration between Peabody, residents and our design team – has been recognised. We’ve shown how modern design can slot into a difficult site in a conservation area, providing 21st century homes and public realm in inner London.”
Steve Tompkins, Haworth Tompkins Director, said:
“These awards are an endorsement of a genuinely collaborative project. Working alongside residents and planners, together with an outstanding client we have aimed to design a housing model that will prove to be as sociable, robust and adaptable as the original Peabody stock”.
Principle funders for the Peabody Avenue scheme included the Homes and Communities Agency, which contributed £5.7million to the project, and Westminster Council, which contributed £1.9million. It was constructed by building contractors Mansell.
A video showcasing the development can be watched here: http://vimeo.com/26425182
A photo slideshow with historical as well as new images can be viewed here.