client: L B Lambeth
RIBA Housing shortlist 2001
ATA’s pioneering work at Angell Town Estate, Lambeth from 2000-2006 established a methodology of working with residents to
Refurbishment work at Holles and Warwick House reduced energy consumption and fuel bills by 50%, and improved levels of comfort. Measures included extensive insulation works, new low emissivity double glazed timber windows and douglas fir clad breathing wall panels insulated with recycled cellulose. Cold bridging of the existing concrete structure was reduced. Environmentally friendly paints and finishes were used reducing the carbon footprint of the buildings.
Sixty-seven bedsits were converted into one bedroom flats and staircases which were causing serious security problems were removed. The new arrangement allows kitchens to overlook the walkway which originally had no ‘eyes’ on it.
‘Angell Town no longer feels like an estate – it’s become a place’, says Matt Prescot, environmental projects officer at Lambeth council, talking to the Guardian.
‘ATA delivered a very professional service for us as client and provided architectural services which addressed our very specific requirements on environmental sustainability, to which they brought their own substantial expertise. They also ensured in depth community consultation was undertaken on their phases of work.’
Photographs by David Spero