Claredale Street, London – Karakusevic Carson Architects
The project occupies the site of Bradley House, an 8 storey slab block that failed socially and structurally 20 years ago. Our proposal occupies a site bounded by Keeling House, the 1960’s designed Grade II Listed housing tower by Denys Lasdun, the Mansford Estate to the West and a combination of 4-6 storey warehouse and mansion buildings fronting Mansford Street. The scheme provides 77 new homes of mixed tenure, 40 of which are new affordable family homes.
The scheme provides a range of new public, shared and private spaces that extend from the project to activate Mansford Street and re-connect Teesdale Street into the existing fabric. Conceived as an urban block with inhabited edges, our scheme reinstates the grain of the pre-existing Victorian terraces that characterised the wider area. This provides continuity to the street line while allowing variety through the introduction of a range of housing types, public space, shared courtyards and private amenity space at the centre of the scheme.
An exemplar of mixed tenure developments, the award winning affordable housing was cross subsidised by high quality private and shared ownership homes which were over subscribed 30:1 on first day of release. Demonstrating the value of design excellence.