This project extends the range of housing options available to over 55s in Forest Hill in LB Lewisham, through prioritising the provision of affordable rented and market rented accommodation and creating a lively, high quality public realm.
The redevelopment of the site around the existing eleven storey 1970s tower blocks provides 175 new mixed-tenure homes; including houses, apartments and housing for the over 55s. New road infrastructure links three new public spaces, providing seating and play area for residents, in addition to dedicated new communal amenity and play space created for each of the existing buildings.
Our design sensitively responds to the geometry and massing of the context, as well as the opportunities offered by the area's topography, to ensure a cohesive overall character is formed between the existing and the proposed.
Expanding the housing options to over 55s by redeveloping the area around tower blocks.