Blackfriars Road
Southwark, London

Project Description

This project, in the heart of Southwark, replaces two commercial buildings with a high-end residential block of 53 apartments and commercial space at street level. Eight of the apartments will be for rent to local people and two for shared ownership.

The building is designed as a series of blocks that step down in height from the street, reducing the overall bulk whilst tying in with the scale and rhythm of the local context. The modulated plan allows good daylighting into the apartments, almost all of which have a dual aspect and their own private balcony and each block has a shared, landscaped, roof terrace for its residents. 

Client – Clarion Housing Group
Structural Engineer – Shockledge
M&E – Design Brook
Contractor – United Living
Status – Completed March 2022
Number of residential units – 53
Gross internal floor area – 7,232sqm
Commercial Unit – 1,074sqm
Sustainability rating – BREEAM Very Good
Blackfriars Road context image
Blackfriars Road context image