A cluster of mixed-tenure residential buildings with community uses at ground floor level; part of wider council initiative to tackle public health, safety and a lack of affordable housing.

London Borough of Camden
Somers Town, London
£28 million
69 homes + café and community hall

“The realisation of this holistic development in the heart of Somers Town by this unique collaboration will deliver much needed community facilities… These exciting design proposals are a culmination of the skill and commitment of these teams which Camden is proud to support.” Mark Hopson, Senior Development Manager, London Borough of Camden
  • Council-funded scheme as part of fifteen-year Community Investment Programme (CIP)
  • One of five design teams working with the council
  • Mixture of affordable and market-value homes
  • Internal spaces designed to maximise light and volume
  • Extensive consultation with stakeholders and the local community
Window frame model development Assembling a window
Corner balcony model Handmade model showing the details of the metalwork and brick in a corner balcony
Model studies Exploring different apertures
Meeting the locals Down on the Somers Town communal garden
Community visit Somers Town communal garden
Site visit Existing building fabric
Site visit Pitched roofs defining the character of the existing building
View from afar Articulating the roof

Central Somers Town