Signal Townhouses

Greenwich, London. 2018

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2018
  • Clients: U+I

Signal Townhouses are located near Greenwich’s town centre. The scheme occupies brownfield land on part of the Greenwich Peninsula West Strategic Development Location, which proposes to transform the area into a new high quality urban quarter. The scale of the immediate surroundings is changing, with larger developments being introduced on the Peninsula and sites immediately to the north, where new building heights vary between 7 to 16-storeys. South of the site is predominantly residential with a mix two and three-storey terrace buildings from pre-1900’s. U+I’s brief was to create an attractive residential scheme which makes the transition in height from the existing terrace houses with a series of new terrace houses and a second phase of apartment buildings around a plinth courtyard garden. The aspiration was to enhance the existing townscape, provide an arrangement of spaces designed to maximise benefits of daylight and sunlight, and incorporate an enjoyable public realm that encourages community interaction. The first completed phase includes 16 three-storey family units arranged around a courtyard, which provides high levels of privacy and ensures that there are no north facing/single aspect units. A typical house comprises kitchen and living areas on the ground floor, two bedrooms and shared bathroom on the first floor and ensuite bedroom with terrace on the second floor. The houses are set in landscaped communal gardens. Perimeter walls are load bearing masonry. High quality brick facade provides texture and tonal variation, window frames and metalwork are darker to create contrast. The courtyard is paved in granite while the private roof terrace to top floor bedroom is decked. The pre-application process started in July 2013 and the application was formally submitted in January 2014. Consent was granted in October the same year. The project started on site in November 2015 and reached completion in February 2018.


RIBA London Region Award 2019 RIBA National Award 2019 Housing Design Award 2018

RIBA London Awards 2019


RIBA London Awards 2019

The Bower, Signal Townhouses and Television Centre have won 2019 RIBA London Awards, announced this week. The Bower was praised as ‘an excellent example of clever and inventive architecture adding both commercial and social value’, while Signal Townhouses ‘sets the benchmark very high for future developments in the area and clearly demonstrates the demand for contemporary homes.’ At Television Centre, judges commented that ‘with design vision on a grand scale, the client and architects have majestically celebrated this listed historic piece of modern architecture which now gives generously to the public realm.’ Find out more about all of this years’ RIBA Regional Awards here.



RIBA Regional Awards shortlists


RIBA Regional Awards shortlists

Seven AHMM projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA regional awards. The Bower, Hawley School, Television Centre, Signal Townhouses, St Thomas’s Apartment have been shortlisted in the London region, while Dora Carr Close has been shortlisted in the South region and Ermine Street Church Academy in the East region. All seven will be visited by awards juries before winners are announced in May. Find out more about the RIBA Awards here.




Building Magazine Architectural Practice of the Year

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been named Architectural Practice of the Year by Building Magazine. Announced at a ceremony last night (6 November), the award recognises the practice’s all-round performance including commercial success, projects, and approach to staff, clients, partners and the environment. Weston Street, White Collar Factory, Signal Townhouses and Television Centre were also shortlisted for project awards at the pan-industry event held in London. This is AHMM’s second practice award of 2018, having been named AJ100 Practice of the Year in June.



Awards news


Awards news

AHMM has celebrated five awards wins this week. On Monday, Housing Design Awards were given to Weston Street and Signal Townhouses. The Housing Design Awards were launched in 1948 to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding and now aim to identify exemplars across both public and market housing; you can see all of this year’s winners here. At the New London Awards on Wednesday, White Collar Factory was announced the winner of the Wellbeing category, while 1 Finsbury Avenue won the Offices (Unbuilt) category; find out more about the New London Awards and winning projects here. Later that evening, One King William Street was named the City of London’s Best Retrofit by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.

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