Somerleyton Road, 2015

Community facilities and 70 new homes in Brixton

Haworth Tompkins worked on plans for a section of Somerleyton Road, a development in Brixton with Metropolitan Workshop, Mae Architects, Zac Monro Architects and Foster Wilson Architects.

It saw a total of 300 new homes, a theatre, workspaces and a street gym created. Local residents have been a key part of the process as we work to create 70 new varying-sized homes, with facilities including a nursery, children’s centre, community space and shop.

All homes within the mixed tenure scheme will be for rent, and more than 50% will be affordable units. Somerleyton Road will create a sustainable community with no division between private and social housing. All the features have been included following discussion with local people about the type of homes they want.


Lambeth Council

Services Engineer


Structural Engineer


Quantity Surveyor


Landscape Architect


2016 — New London Architecture Award, Best Unbuilt Housing Scheme: Somerleyton Road