Projects Christopher Boone's Court

Project type

Later Living & Care

What we did

Architecture, Development Consultancy

Client

One Housing & Merchant Taylors' Company

Location

Lewisham, London

Units

92

Tenure mix

69% private sale, 31% affordable rent

Awards

Shortlisted - Best Older People's Housing Development - Inside Housing Development Awards 2018
Shortlisted - Best Architectural Design - Inside Housing Development Awards 2018
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Christopher Boone's Court provides high quality housing in Lewisham, South London, contributing greatly to the wider regeneration of the area. The scheme is unique as it's a modern interpretation of an almshouse, providing 92 contemporary new homes, including 64 for older people, 26 homes for sale, and an additional two family houses for social rent.

The development includes an internal courtyard garden, with external open-air walkways which wrap around the inside of the development. This creates a central focus at the very heart of the scheme, generating a real sense of community for residents.

The design is high-quality, as are the materials and detailing, with no distinction made between the different tenures. The site cleverly locates different housing typologies and tenures across a steeply sloping site but still manages to create separate private entrances, gardens and amenity space.

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