• Architecture
  • Housing

Darwin House, Westminster


Situated within the Grade II listed Churchill Gardens Estate and surrounded by listed buildings, our proposals for Darwin House include two buildings: a community-supported building with 34 homes and a smaller building with 18 general needs homes.

The community-supported homes will replace existing bedsit accommodation. The new homes are one-bed-plus and follow HAPPI design principles for age-friendly design, allowing for flexibility of use depending on the level of care needs. The general needs homes will be let to local residents in efforts to support young people’s and key workers’ ability to remain in the area.

The new buildings are highly sustainable and designed to a Passivhaus standard. The scheme has been woven into the existing network of green spaces and makes the most of its riverside location by creating a new pedestrian route that runs through the site, as well as offering views out over the Thames across to Battersea Power Station.

Project Details:

Creating age-friendly and general needs housing within a Grade II listed estate, designed to a Passivhaus standard.

Client: Westminster City Council

Construction Value: TBC

Completion: 2023

Location: Westminster