Gospel Oak Housing
We have been appointed by London Borough of Camden to develop new housing on sites in Lamble Street and Barrington Close, to be delivered as part of the borough’s Community Investment Programme. 50% of the new homes will be for private sale and 50% will be affordable for rent. The project, which is self-financing, will increase housing stock and significantly improve the immediate local urban public realm. The three sites are all on under-used council land: a disused corner plot, former pram sheds, and a decommissioned boiler house & garages.
The form and massing of the new buildings respond to the post-war Benson & Forsyth and Powell + Moya housing immediately adjacent, and to the period cottages in Oak Village. They share a palette of simple materials and details with pale brick cladding and generously proportioned dark metal-framed windows.
Developed in close consultation with the local Tenants & Residents Associations and Camden’s Regeneration team, the schemes were developed with the full support of the local community. The flagship small projects are being procured under traditional form of contract with full detail design and with BHA acting as contract administrators.
Client: London Borough of Camden
Value: est £2M
Status: Currently on site (January 2017)