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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.

Maysoule Road 1974, Wandsworth, London

A reaction to conventional forms of flat dwellings that had long been considered the sole means of building to appropriately high densities in urban areas. A scheme which largely did away with communal space heralding a return to the simple division of public and private space, a clear necessity in low cost housing for rent.

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.

Video 50 years of PRP

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.

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.