Trinity Village, 2014-2019
- new mixed tenure homes and commercial space on historic estate behind Borough High Street, SE1
Otterlo, in consortium with Galliard and Acorn Property Group has been selected by the Corporation of Trinity House's Elder Brethen to develop a redundant former post office sorting warehouse and former Crown Court.
Trinity House was incorporated in 1514 by Henry VIII to regulate pilotage in the ‘Kings’ streams’. The land that is now Trinity Village was endowed in 1660 to Trinity House, in return for £1669, the equivalent of seven years' rent.
Today the estate generates income that funds a large number of causes supported by the Trinity House Maritime Charity in support of maritime benevolence, education and safety at sea. Part of the new development will be handed back to the charity to bolster the charity's activities.
This landowner - developer partnership is made possible via a dynamic development agreement framework allowing the landowner to place their asset into a development partnership whilst remaining insulated from development risk.
The result - completion July 2019 - is a triptyque of buildings conceived by Haworth Tompkins (Stirling Prize 2014 - Everyman Liverpool), architect behind Young Vic and the National Theatre revamp, that respond sensitively to challenging heritage considerations.
64 mixed tenure homes over four, five and seven storeys topped with gardens with views towards the City and Westminster - close to Borough Market and Southbank.
All apartments exceed the London Plan size standards each with generous private terraces and balconies. Most are dual aspect. Large windows and a calm palette of materials. Lobbies will host glass vitrines displaying artefacts from the landowner's archive.
This is a carefully conceived set of buildings, rich in detail and materials, that delivers housing and office space of enduring quality.
25-29 Harper Road & Fm Crown Court Swan Street, London SE1
64 apartments and ground floor commercial units - 7,927sqm
The Corporation of Trinity House, Galliard Group, Acorn Property Group,
Haworth Tompkins (Concept), RAU (Project)
Pryce & Myers, Jenkins & Porter
Mitzi de Margary