Glengall Road
Southwark, London

Our Glengall Road project is a mixed-use scheme on the site of a former light industrial complex, southeast of Elephant and Castle tube station. The scheme involved the demolition of a series of existing warehouse units on the tight site, followed by the construction of a mixed-use building providing approximately 170 residential units. The four interlinked blocks vary in height from six to 14 storeys, with two floors of commercial space at street level. All five of the blocks are constructed as reinforced concrete frames, with flat slabs and blade columns.

The building is approximately square on plan and covers most of the site, with an area to the east of the site that features a landscaped courtyard. The commercial space has been designed for light industrial use to reflect the former industrial nature of the site and the surrounding area.

At the second floor, across the whole building footprint, a transfer slab has been designed to allow for the transition between the tighter column grid within the upper floors of the residential units, and the more open column grid within the commercial space. A central, landscaped podium slab connects all four blocks, at the same time filling the void of the U-shaped building footprint. The upper storeys benefit from excellent views across London, including our new Aylesbury project, which can be seen just on the other side of Burgess Park.

In addition to the new structure, there are also elements of existing structure that have been retained. The partial façade retention of the existing brick warehouse walls to the north and west of the site, required a steel frame to provide lateral restraint. The existing recessed brick elevation, interspersed with the new perforated metal cladding, steps back at the upper two floors to articulate the façade.

A 36.5m high chimney to the east of the site has been retained as a nod to the history and former use of the site.

Currently on site.

Project Information


Southern Housing Group


AHR Architects




AHR Architects