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Case Studies

Consort Road

Consort Road is a new development within the Peckham regeneration zone in Southwark, London. The Scheme is built to Lifetime Homes standards and incorporates numerous environmentally sensitive features to compliment its position in a high density, urban area. There is no design differentiation between tenure types. Consort Road comprises 49 homes plus commercial space, including x9 seven-person homes for affordable rent as a positive response to the London-wide pressure for larger family homes.

Design and Construction

Walter Menteth Architects were commissioned by Presentation Housing Group in 2003 to design 49 low cost dwellings on a brownfield site in Peckham’s regeneration area. There is a main road, a railway viaduct and terraced housing surrounding the development which presented a series of challenges to the project’s design. Consort Road was completed in 2007.

Consort Road consists of 3 distinct blocks; a six storey shared ownership apartment building, links via a terrace of family houses with a corner of rental apartments, all to Lifetime Homes standards to ensure a provision for future adaptation and change.

It is a highly sustainable design with a number of construction and performance innovations, including sheltered landscaped areas to the rear of the development, 39 winter gardens in a sequence of bays and buttresses for use by residents whose individual stamp completes the design through their use of the space, a double pavement along Consort Road, a large curtain wall to the rail viaduct, and use of glazing to establish a clean, clear urban presence.

The development is high quality, aesthetically distinguished, at one with its surroundings and above all, fit for purpose for a variety of residents now and in the future. Many of the homes are available under the New Build Homebuy scheme. 


For more information about Consort Road, please visit the Walter Menteth Architects website (new window)