Osiers Road: Planning Awards 2023
- Category: Awards
- Date Published: 20th April 2023
We are delighted to see that Osiers Road (now known as Willow Walk) has been shortlisted at the Planning Awards 2023 in the category of Planning for Affordable Housing.
Rolfe Judd Architecture and Rolfe Judd Planning were instructed by Hollybrook to design an exemplary high-quality mixed-use scheme and a new workspace hub for the area to replace the dilapidated workshop buildings which existed. Delivering flexible workspaces with high quality homes above, this scheme’s approach is a model example of co-location living across London.
It provides 168 homes (100% affordable), large quantum of high quality flexible commercial floor space, and high quality large public realm at the heart of the site, offering new permeable connections and fulfilling the urban design aspirations for the area.
The scheme’s exemplar design took into consideration the constraints of the site, respecting the surrounding residential uses creating a positive contribution to the immediate townscape. Influenced by the history of the site, the osiers basket weave served as an inspiration to the architectural detailing of the exterior. This pioneering façade system was created with a rubber mould-injected technique for a unitised sandwich envelope and celebrated the weave pattern with elegant repetition, offering an exemplary level of quality and joy in the detail.