Health centre and nursery, stepped in plan, playing community and civic roles within the Aylesbury Estate regeneration masterplan.

London Borough of Southwark/Notting Hill Housing Trust
Southwark, London
c£18.5 million

“From the start, securing the architect was critical to achieving the design quality and originality sought for this building, as a local draw and place-making feature for the area. Equally impressive has been their tireless diligence and patience throughout the process to meet all the requirements of a complex and technical brief on a tight site. The result is a design of beauty and poise that meets all the operational needs of its stakeholders and exceeds the expectations of its client.” Catherine Bates, Principal Design and Technical Officer – Regeneration South, Southwark Council
  • Within masterplan for regeneration of late 1960s/early 1970s estate in Southwark
  • Located to south of main public open space of the masterplan, and on main axis through it
  • Multiple stakeholders for the health centre
  • Horizontally-layered programme with health centre at ground, first and second floor levels, and a nursery at the top
  • Stepped form breaks down mass, with recesses acting as forecourts and transitional spaces
  • Large external terrace for early years use