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Burridge Gardens

Transforming a community

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - View of Plot 01 and 04

Regeneration of this 1930s Peabody estate over three phases will result in 538 new homes for existing residents and newcomers and over 13,000 sqm of open space.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Brick detail
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - View of Plot 01 and 04 from the common

It was important from the outset to keep the community intact and encourage as many of the original estate’s tenants to return. Through the residents’ steering group, we talked, listened and learned what mattered to them most. We made sure our plan was flexible enough to accommodate their shifting requirements, along with the aspirations of a new generation of occupants.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Interior - Kitchen and dinning area
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Industrial context, view from the railway
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Pineapple brick motif

People were forever getting lost on the old estate. Now each block has its own identity making it much easier for everyone to get their bearings. Communal entrances are highlighted with coloured glazed bricks and gates include a pineapple pattern, inspired by decorative carving found on the original site and a sign of welcome and hospitality.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Brick detail
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Interior - Living room
Over 150 years since its formation, Peabody continues to deliver unique, high quality homes that modern city living calls for. At Burridge Gardens we are working with Hawkins\Brown to bring to life our vision for exemplar Peabody communities in the 21st century, by creating high quality affordable homes to rent and buy, great open spaces, and facilities which will become an integral part of the wider community.
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Exterior - Plot 04 and the Avenue
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Interior - Double bedroom
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Artwork by Rodney Harris

Each home is larger than its predecessor– with private balconies or gardens, as well as many more communal and public spaces for residents to enjoy. A new community hall, shops and offices will bring an added dynamism and feeling of the high street to the place.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - The Avenue’s southern entrance opening onto Wandsworth Common

Many of Burridge Gardens’ residents have lived there a long time and witnessed a great deal. We wanted to keep the site’s past and their memories alive in the fabric of the new buildings through sculpted objects created by sculptor Rodney Harris, such as a larger-than-life WWII officer’s jacket over a communal entrance. These reliefs will evolve with the phases of the development, moving from the war years to the present day.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Artwork by Rodney Harris
Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - The Avenue which will connect Wandsworth Common to Clapham Junction station

Working with the same client over all three phases and on every aspect of the development – from its footprint to its fixtures and fittings – we have been able to evolve, flex and adapt the design to the needs of the community as we go along. To create a successful, connected neighbourhood of spacious, contemporary apartments, filled with the little details inside and out that make a home.

Hawkins Brown - Burridge Gardens - Artwork by Rodney Harris

Our post occupancy evaluation revealed that, without exception, existing residents had felt well informed about their future homes. More than seven out of 10 residents live next to at least four of their old neighbours and 85% say they are enjoying life.

Project details

Project name: Burridge Gardens

Location: London, UK

Services: Social research

Value: > £100M

Scope: Architecture, Interior design, Urban design, Masterplanning

Clients: Peabody

Status: Live

Accreditation: CFSH Level 4

Number of homes: 500 - 1000

Structural Engineer: Ellis & Moore

M&E: Max Fordham

Landscape Architects: Farrah Huxley

Contractor: Sisk

Awards

Residential Architect Design Awards 2018
Affordable Housing - Winner

RIBA Awards 2017
London Regional Award - Winner

British Homes Awards 2017
Development of the Year (Schemes of 200 homes and under) - Winner

Brick Awards 2016
Best Large Housing Development - Winner

If you want to know more about our residential work, contact Phil Catcheside

If you want to know more about our residential work, contact Greg Moss