This corner site was selected to provide mixed accommodation. Firstly a house for rent and also move-on supported accommodation prior to the residents settling in independent homes. The clients brief also required the possibility of the supported accommodation to be used as general needs homes without supported.
TOCA’s design solution was two independent blocks – a three bedroom two storey house to the rear of the site and the flats to the front. The design of the flats enables them to be used as shared accommodation as well as independent units. The top floor unit is stepped back to minimise its impact on the street scene.
The elevational treatment emerged from an exploration of design language in the upmarket part of south London. The aim was to achieve an outcome that was not discernible as social housing.