Portman Gate 1984, Marylebone, London

In the early 1980s, as government policy effectively took apart the local authority housing programme, work for private developers began to assume increasing importance. Our skill in optimising density served developers well and we were in the forefront of raising residential density in inner London.

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.

Video 50 years of PRP

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.

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.