In 2017, Urban & Provincial acquired the freehold interest of the Shakespeare Road, Brixton site, that is currently used by Norris Skips as a waste facility. The proposal was for the demolition of the existing buildings for new buildings of up to 11 storeys to deliver 218 residential units, as well as new landscaping works. The proposal included 35% affordable housing, delivered in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The design was the subject of public consultation and a rigorous process which led to the delivery of an optimised, sustainable, and inclusive ‘car free’ proposal. Rolfe Judd Architects created a site layout that promotes active street frontage to Shakespeare Road to the west with perimeter buildings to the north and east. The central landscaped gardens provide a secure, pedestrian only, fully accessible, and generous amenity and play space for residents to enjoy. The overall balcony and amenity space provision exceeds the Lambeth requirements.
Biodiverse Green roofs, high urban green factor, enhanced building fabric performance, sustainable urban drainage, Mechanical Ventilation and Heat recovery, together with Renewable Energy Strategy contribute the sustainability of the proposals which will replace the current brownfield waste site.
Overall, the proposal combines high-quality design values, with highly sustainable measures to create a development that sits well within its context. At Urban & Provincial, we will continue to invest in high-quality schemes in South London, and elsewhere.