Native Land is delighted to announce that its affordable housing scheme in Alice Street, Southwark has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2011. The development, designed by MSMR Architects, has been shortlisted in the ‘Projects’ category.
The proposal for the new housing will transform Alice Street. The former car park will satisfy part of NEO Bankside’s affordable housing obligation. The innovative design for this scheme has enabled 9 affordable family homes for the social rented sector to be built.
A priority for the scheme is its balance of public and private amenity space. Each dwelling benefits from an innovative arrangement of living spaces on two sides of a private garden. The inclusion of large glass opening screens also helps to create a much greater sense of space than would otherwise be the case with a more traditional terraced plan form. The use of the front courtyards, the rear gardens and the flat roof terraces plays a vital role in the success of this development.
The winners of the Housing Design Awards 2011 will be announced at an awards ceremony on 14th July in London.
This is one of four schemes that represent the offsite affordable housing provision in connection with the NEO Bankside development.