Rolfe Judd Shortlisted for the HD Awards 2020
Rolfe Judd is delighted to announce that their Anthology Deptford Foundry and Norbury Trading Estate projects have been shortlisted for 2020 HD Awards.
Anthology Deptford Foundry, shortlisted in the 2020 HD Awards ‘Completed’ category, successfully repurposes a disused Trading Estate located between Arklow Road and Rolt Street in South East London. The residential-led scheme is as much about public space and local connection as it is about buildings. The new development successfully creates an inclusive vibrant place, integrated and beneficial to the existing community, providing an exemplar environment and preserving the rich history of this important part of London.
Placemaking is at the heart of Deptford Foundry. The design approach responds to the built heritage and context of the site, considering established routes, thoroughfares and street patterns, the scale and proportion of the existing vernacular, to create architecture not only deeply rooted in its location, but that builds on the existing context to create a new place in which people engage and interact in their daily activities.
A series of linked landscaped courtyards connect the established street pattern, creating a new pedestrian and cycle route. Two new public squares to the east of the site, together with 2 new ‘marker buildings’ identify this new connection with the adjacent streets.
Key to the development is the provision of 30,000 square feet of affordable workspaces. The ground and first floor at Deptford Foundry provides 80 new studios, creative employment space a wide range of artists’, craft makers and designers whose practices include ceramics, fine art, painting, leatherwork, sculpture and textiles. Deptford Foundry comprises eight buildings and one tower, all of which house 316 new homes in a mix of tenures along with affordable artist studio spaces.
Norbury Trading Estate, shortlisted in the 2020 HD Awards ‘Projects’ category, will transform an under-utilised trading estate in Norbury, South London, into a truly mixed-use, residential-led development.
The development will create a new residential population in the town centre that will bring new life and vitality to the area, whilst preserving the existing use in a new attractive form of a modern, light-filled industrial commercial hub.
The development will deliver 73 new homes in a mix of tenures, of high quality and excellent design, and maximises the quantum of dual-aspect and family units. Above the podium, there will be east and south facing richly landscaped shared amenity areas with shared child play-space, incorporated into the design.
In addition to the residential element, 11,050sqft of flexible commercial space and a high quality community space will also be provided, creating a haven for the local community.
The full shortlist can be seen on the Housing Design Awards website.