PLACE/Ladywell housing has been awarded the Mayor’s Prize, in association with the Mayor of London, which celebrates the project that best creatively contributes to the capital’s economy at New London Architecture awards ceremony today at The Guildhall, City of London.
RSHP’s Senior Partner, Lennart Grut and Associate Partner, Andrew Partridge also collected the best Temporary building award for the project.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, in partnership with Lewisham Council, has designed a deployable residential development using a volumetric construction method on the site of the former Ladywell Leisure Centre, which was demolished in 2014 and left vacant pending redevelopment, responds to the high demand for housing in the Borough by offering a short term solution.
The temporary housing development has a maximum procurement budget of £4,980,000 and will remain on site for between 1-4 years, providing 24 homes for local people in housing need as well as eight ground-floor non-residential units for community and local independent businesses.
All units exceed the current space standard requirements by 10%, helping the Council to meet an existing shortfall in high quality temporary and two-bed accommodation whilst it develops new build and estate regeneration programmes for the Ladywell site and others.