Mapleton Crescent Wins Prestigious Design Award

The judges called it 'a landmark development'

Mapleton Crescent Wins Prestigious Design Award

December 30, 2019

Wandsworth’s ‘pocket living’ tower block Mapleton Crescent has won an award for ‘Best Development’ of 2019 at Inside Housing magazine’s third annual Housing Development Awards.

At the pre-Christmas ceremony in London the judges praised the development: “This was an excellent approach to a difficult site, using strong, good-quality design that anchors it appropriately in its surroundings.It is a landmark development, employing good use of modular construction.”

Picking up the award were architects Metropolitan Workshop, who designed the 27-storey building made up of specially designed modular living units and clad in striking green glazed-terracotta tiles.

The Garratt Lane High Rise is the tallest high rise modular residential tower in Europe. It was designed for the affordable housing developer Pocket Living on a small triangular site next to the Southside carpark, on what had previously been dismissed as an undevelopable site.

Mapleton Crescent is made up of 53 homes for local first-time buyers and 36 two-and-three-bedroom open market ‘Pocket Edition’ apartments.

Earlier this year the development also won prestigious RIBA national and regional awards, as well as receiving the Best Design gong at the National Housing Awards.