bptw’s project at Ivydale Road in Southwark was a winner at the National Housing Awards last week, scooping up the prize for Best Small Development. The mixed tenure scheme, which comprises twelve 3 and 4 bedroom houses and two 1 bedroom apartments, is situated on in a sensitive location adjoining the Nunhead Cemetery Conservation area.
Designed for Family Mosaic to reflect the architecture of the existing street terrace pattern, the Victorian inspired homes are built in timber frame with traditional brick cladding and achieve Code Level 4. An integral part of the development’s design is the provision of passive energy-efficiency measures and other environmental issues. Internally the houses are configured to provide generous living spaces for residents whilst external amenity areas include a front patio and a large rear garden.
Entries to the award were judged on how effectively they met the needs of the local market, how the scheme’s design features made the most of the site’s potential and complemented the local neighbourhood, and how the development took into account local considerations. The awards night was an enjoyable event which featured guest speakers and entertainment from celebrity host, Patrick Kielty. The award ticket sales also helped to raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
This is the third time this year the scheme has been recognised with an award having been included in Inside Housing’s Top 50 Affordable Developments of 2014 and picking up ‘Best Affordable Housing Scheme’ at the Wharf Awards in May.