Commercial Way
London

Commercial Way consists of two housing blocks that provide 109 quality homes, including accessible units, for council rent and shared ownership within the North Peckham Estate. It forms part of Southwark Council’s plans for 11,000 new homes in the borough by 2043.

Following the removal of temporary buildings on two vacant sites within the estate, Price & Myers provided structural and civil engineering consultancy, working with architects Weston Williamson to create a development that felt connected to existing estate. The design team reconfigured the site, removing a road that separated the two plots, improving Commercial Way to better connect with the park opposite, and retaining two existing water towers to connect the project with the local memory. The road junction was raised, new trees planted, and a new pedestrian crossing installed to access the park directly.

Provision was made for solar power collection on the roofs, and a district heating system for hot water and space heating. Within the development, play areas and communal gardens encourage other residents within the estate to share in the enjoyment of the new precinct.

Price & Myers has also worked on the scheme design for several other housing projects for the Southwark framework with Weston Williamson. These include a 35-unit scheme at Rutley Close, an 81-unit development at Sceaux Gardens, a 23-unit new build scheme at Rye Hill, and the redevelopment of the Bells Gardens Estate and Community Centre.

Project Information

Client:

London Borough of Southwark

Architect:

Weston Williamson

Value:

£24m

Photography:

Benedict Luxmoore

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