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Long Lane, Southwark


This scheme, located on a highly constrained site to the edge of the Kipling Estate near London Bridge, provides 21 new affordable homes for social rent along with a small new shop unit.

The housing is designed to be of a standard that is comparable with, or even exceeds, the quality of much of London’s current private housing offer. This includes fully accessible homes notable for their size. The new homes sit within two new buildings that are conceived as a pair of solid masses wrapped in a dark brickwork with cuts ‘carved’ into the mass. Expressed through lighter brickwork, these are seen in the balcony, circulation, and entrance spaces. A new communal courtyard sits at the heart of the scheme, providing residents with high quality amenity and play space.

Project Details:

Creating socially rented homes which express inhabited space through exterior finishes.

Client: London Borough of Southwark

Construction Value: £5.5m

Completion: 2016

Location: Southwark