Weston Street

London. 2017

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2017
  • Clients: Freshire Ltd. / Solidspace

Located in the heart of Bermondsey, south London, the Weston Street site is surrounded by buildings of disparate architectural styles and scales. The buildings’ stepped massing is a response to the differing scales, while the brickwork façade and metal windows reference the warehouse aesthetic of this historic part of the city. The product of a close collaboration between AHMM and developer Solidspace, the scheme provides eight split level apartments and an open plan office space to the ground floor. The apartments’ open plan arrangement of living, kitchen and study space across three levels creates a complex play of interlocking units. The external envelope is formed of a load-bearing concrete inner skin and brickwork outer skin, with deep inset window apertures revealing the interlocked arrangement of apartments behind. Amenity space is provided by large cantilevering balconies to the south and roof terraces created by the stepping back of the façade at higher level. The combination of exposed concrete surfaces and timber linings provides a warmth and texture to internal spaces.


Civic Trust Award (Regional finalist) 2019 AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards: Commendation 2018 Housing Design Award 2018 RIBA National Award 2018 The Sunday Times British Homes Awards: Small Development of the Year 2018 WAF Small Scale Housing: Completed Buildings 2018 RIBA London Region Award 2017 WAF Future Project Residential 2016