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Towerside 1983, Wapping, London

The refurbishment and conversion into flats of a warehouse block. The objective was to harmonise with existing warehouses in scale and form using traditional materials but without the pastiche or direct imitations of earlier traditions common at the time.

Shrublands 1963, Crawley

The layout was centered around the green and the clubroom, which was also used as a day nursery. The houses arranged around and entered from four culs de sac, contrasted strongly with the anonymous and repetitious sprawl of the surrounding, more traditional developments.

Forestfield 1967, Crawley

A unique, liveable, urban but leafy place with small squares linked by footpaths, ramps and bridges. The scheme was feted with a number of design awards and now, with Shrublands, constitutes a Conservation Area.

The Ryde 1963, Hatfield

The single-storey plan enabled the owners to choose the way they used and lived in the houses as all the accommodation was on one level and could be extended, opened up or subdivided either permanently or temporarily with sliding screens. More than 40 years on a strong sense of community still exists.

John Kennedy Lodge 1992, Islington, London

An example of innovative housing for older people with integrated management and care services in an urban context. The built solution ingeniously makes maximum use of the difficult site to the benefit of residents and carers and the townscape.

Vauxhall Bridge Road 1996, Vauxhall, London

An example of high density housing funded with Business Enterprise Scheme funding to provide homes of all forms of tenure from private purchase to social rented, as well as shops, leisure facilities, a surgery and shared amenities on a constrained urban site.

Harmans Water Road 1972, Bracknell

PRP’s interest in orientation and outlook gave rise to top floor flats with entrance doors from the corridor/gallery below, this meant it was possible to have large flats on the top floor going right through the block. This allowed a maximum two floor walk up to any unit, so avoiding the use of lifts.