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On site: Hawkins\Brown’s Peabody housing scheme

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The AJ takes a look around Hawkins\Brown’s £150 million, three-phase Peabody housing scheme in Clapham Junction 

PROJECT DATA

At Clapham Junction, Peabody is demolishing a 300-estate development and replacing it in three phases eventually providing 528 mixed-tenure homes. 

According to Peabody, the 1930s estate was no longer suitable due to its small rooms, inconvenient layouts and problems of damp and condensation. 

All of the existing estate’s residents will be rehomed within the new scheme, where a new community centre, café and learning space is also being created. 

The current estate is inward looking and difficult to navigate and the new plans will see it opened up with new through routes created that link it to the nearby Wandsworth Common.

Each of the schme’s blocks are clad in a differnt colour brick and the entrances are signified by brightly-coloured glazed bricks. 

Hawkins\Brown has also worked with sculptor Rodney Harris to create four brick reliefs camouflaged within the building fabric. These recall the history of the site and residents’ memories through objects such as clothing and tools. 

A pineapple motive found on metalwork across the new development has been inspired by a decorative carving on the previous buildings.

The project is currently on site and phase one is set to complete in the summer. Further phases will follow completing in 2020.

St John's Way by Hawkins\Brown

St John’s Way by Hawkins\Brown

Source: Ben Blossom

Project data 

Location Clapham Junction, South London
Type of project residential
Client Peabody
Architect Hawkins\Brown
Landscape architect Farrer Huxley Associates
Planning consultant Indigo
Structural engineer Ellis & Moore
M&E consultant Max Fordham
Quantity surveyor Gleeds
Planning supervisor Indigo
Main contractor Sisk
Acoustic consultant Max Fordham
Appointment design appointment, through competition in 2007, contract appointment in 2014
Tender date 2014
Start on site date December 2014
Completion date 2016 (phase 1), 2020 (all phases)
Contract duration 2014 - 2016
Gross internal floor area 46,450m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and Build
Total cost £150 million over three phases

St John's Way by Hawkins\Brown

St John’s Way by Hawkins\Brown

Source: Ben Blossom

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  • Initially I thought "What fantastic renders, and how refreshing that they've left the sky white. It's good that they're being honest about how ordinary the development will be".

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