St Andrew’s is one of London’s most acclaimed sustainable high-density housing projects and has won numerous awards. Tim Makower was responsible for the masterplan and the majority of the buildings. On a 3 hectare site, approximately 1,000 homes are set within a network of strongly formed urban spaces.
Two new public parks give access to the District Line and a series of quite lanes, and communal gardens, linked by archways, interconnect the blocks with each other and their surrounding context.
The architecture is robust and solid whilst also being playful and variegated, from street to skyline; giving a level of richness and delight which is extraordinary in housing projects of this scale.
Roofscape and massing
* Projects while at Allies & Morrison