Evening Standard Awards 2009: Commendation
Housing Design Awards: Exhibition of Excellence 2009
London Borough of Camden: Building Quality Awards finalist 2009
Building Magazine’s Housing Project of the Year 2009, Runner Up Building for Life - Silver Award
A mixed-use development for Pocket Living providing housing, 22 new one bedroom and studio flats for sale to key workers within the borough, barrow storage for market traders in the neighbouring Queen’s Crescent Market, and retaining existing employment use on the site.
Pocket sets demanding design standards for its schemes, which are conveniently located for public transport. The Company’s focus is on the smaller infill sites where it aims to deliver 100% affordable housing on plots that might otherwise end up with developments below a borough’s threshold for affordable housing. Where appropriate, BFF seek to use high-quality modular construction techniques to minimise construction times, construction wastage and site disruption.
The flats are economically planned around a central courtyard and are arranged to promote a community sprit within the development. The building is highly insulated and is extremely energy efficient to avoid creating a fuel poverty trap. The design incorporates solar thermal panels to preheat the domestic water supply and assist in achieving an Eco Homes rating of “Very Good”.