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Jonathan Tuckey wins Pocket Living design role

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Jonathan Tuckey Design is to create the ’look and feel’ of the next generation of compact homes specialist Pocket Living’s open market units

The practice, which has offices in London and Switzerland, has won a competition to draw up design guidelines for the next wave of Pocket Edition homes.

Pocket typically builds one and two-bed flats available only to first time buyers from the local area at a discount of at least 20 per cent. Earlier this year the developer secured almost £60 million of public money to help it build 1,000 affordable homes in London.

Its Pocket Edition homes have up to three bedrooms and are available to anyone at market rate. They are designed to encourage communal living through shared terraces, courtyards and amenities.

The developer said its next wave of Pocket Edition homes would be designed to balance calm private spaces with areas to entertain guests.

Pocket Living chief executive Marc Vlessing said: ‘Jonathan Tuckey immediately understood our brief that Pocket Edition needed to create ideas that build on our Pocket homes and communities.

’The first release of Pocket Edition homes is already in the market, and we are using Jonathan’s design guidelines for the next wave of Pocket Edition homes.’

Jonathan Tuckey said: ’We are delighted to be appointed by Pocket Living to craft the look and feel of its new Pocket Edition homes.

’Our practice is deeply concerned with the ways in which homes interact with urban life and this has been incorporated into many of our projects. Pocket Edition will provide the right mix of spaces to help maintain a healthy and varied city population.’

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