Sail Street, Lambeth, is a development of 33 one bed and two bed affordable apartments for local first-time buyers. The underutilised site on the leafy China Walk Estate was redeveloped to provide a new five-storey building between existing 1960’s blocks.
The design addressed the split nature of the site to create a linear building with opposing faces. Apartments face south onto an enclosed residential green space and are clad with a punched brick facade of domestic scale. The north facing circulation spaces buffer the apartments from the railway viaduct and are shrouded in a protective expanded metal skin.
The homes were built using modular construction, speeding up the delivery of much needed affordable homes and minimising disruption to local residents. The scheme includes communal roof terraces with great views across central London and secure cycle storage.