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Loampit Vale Lewisham

The practice has provided design advice to Lewisham Council on the design, quality and procurement of preferred developers for this important site close to Lewisham Gateway in collaboration with CB Richard Ellis and JW Project Services. The scheme will include a leisure centre, commercial/retail space and public and private sector housing. To do this we prepared a set of agreed design performance criteria, reviewed and commented on the emerging designs and established "workshops" with prospective teams and their architects to improve project designs. These "workshops" were geared to resolving weaknesses in the design performance from fundamental urban design and layout considerations through to aspects of sustainability and detailed architectural design.

Following the Council's decision on a preferred developer, the tasks changed to provide detailed design advice to the Council through continual review and interactive 'design surgeries'. Working with the Council ensured an integrated design response to the complexities of the scheme proposals and led to a planning application by Assael Architecture for Barratt Homes East London and swift approval. Illustrations of the approved scheme are shown above.


Client: London Borough of Lewisham