• Architecture
  • Housing

Bolanachi Building, Southwark


The Bolanachi Building is part of the Bermondsey Spa regeneration masterplan and is one of the early medium-rise, high-density schemes designed under the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and GLA initiatives.

One-hundred thirty-eight homes are provided either around an external entrance atrium or a landscaped podium courtyard situated over car-parking. Commercial space provides an active street frontage to Spa Road. The scheme is clad in green-grey aluminium. When cut away for balconies or the atrium, a timber-clad heart is revealed.

One half of the homes are for private-sale and the other is designated as shared ownership/affordable housing. Family units are linked to ground or podium-level gardens with flats orientated to take best advantage of views and sunlight.

Project Details:

A tenure-neutral marriage of varied housing types in LB Southwark.

Client: Hyde Housing Association

Construction Value: £20m

Completion: 2009

Location: Southwark


  • Housing Design Awards 2010, Completed: Shortlisted
  • Building for Life 2010: Gold Standard
  • Housing Design Awards 2007, Project: Shortlisted

Image: Tim Crocker