Elephant & Castle, London SE17

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Printworks is conceived as a model for addressing London’s affordable homes crisis. The nine-storey regeneration project was developed by GHA in conjunction with English Partnerships, the Homes and Communities Agency, the ODPM and the GLA as part of the London Wide Initiative.

View from Amelia Street
Roof terrace
Ground floor circulation

164 units – 35% affordable, 65% for private sale – are provided above ground floor offices and behind an aluminium façade system. The block is built to Lifetime Homes standards with 10% of the units being wheelchair accessible. A tenure-blind approach to design was pursued from the outset.

Amelia Street

The scheme places a premium on sustainability with 10% of its energy supplied via photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting, greywater usage and green roofs built in.



RIBA Awards 2012
Regional Award (London) – Shortlisted

The Daily Telegraph: British Home Awards 2011
Apartment Building of the Year