St John's Hill wins award
St John’s Hill estate has won the Best Large Housing Development Award at the 2016 Brick Awards, arguably the most widely respected design and construction awards in the UK.
The judges were particularly impressed by the "thoughtful touches" in the detailing and variations of brick colour including Staffordshire Smooth, Glazed Brick in red, yellow, orange and salmon (see below).
Peabody worked in partnership with local artist, Rodney Harris, who produced four brick reliefs that have been incorporated into the buildings’ facades.
These are inspired by the estate's history and include clothing from WWII (see below), garden tools and a sink, which hark back to the communal washing facilities of the original estate.
The unveiling ceremony earlier this year (L-R): Stephen Howlett, Chief Executive, Peabody; Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader, London Borough of Wandsworth; Lord Kerslake, Chair, Peabody; Rodney Harris, artist.
A judge commented: "the attention to detail in this project is exceptional. The nod to the site’s heritage is wonderful in keeping the past alive through modern architecture."
The architects for St John's Hill (also known as St John's Way) were Hawkins Brown. Lee Marley were the Brickwork Contractors. You can find out more about St John’s Hill here.