Elsdale Street

Elsdale Street

This new building provides transitional accommodation for former rough sleepers. The scheme, which is supported by a resident warden, includes 12 one-bedroom flats as well as shared facilities such as interview and counselling rooms. As part of the design process, the artist Nayan Kuulkarni ran a series of workshops with prospective residents to generate ideas for creative interventions to the communal areas.

  • Elsdale Street 1

The three-storey building has an engineered timber frame, which was prefabricated off site and erected in just two weeks.

  • Elsdale Street 1
  • Elsdale Street 2

Responding to the challenging urban context, the street facade is clad in brick, punctuated by generous bay windows. The timber-clad courtyard elevations have a softer, more intimate feel, with shared balconies overlooking a secure private garden. These external areas are important social spaces for the residents.

A high-density mix of shared ownership accommodation will be added to the site in a second phase of the project.

  • Elsdale Street 1
  • Peabody Trust
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