• Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Housing

Bermondsey Spa, Southwark


London Borough of Southwark earmarked Bermondsey Spa for regeneration when public transport improvements were announced for the area. We reworked the Council’s original masterplan to better integrate the site within its surroundings and provide new high quality homes, all the while respecting the scale and grain of this historic part of London.

We began by identifying key destinations surrounding the site before looking at ways we could create connections between them. Many of our interventions have re-established the historic street network, which had evolved and disintegrated over time. Our medium rise, high density approach has created a distinctive urban neighbourhood. Buildings have tight footprints with central courtyards, interconnected by new and improved streets and public squares. In addition to 650 new, mixed-tenure homes, there is a range of extra facilities provided, from shops and cafés to GP surgeries and play spaces.

For more details, read our Project Story.

Project Details:

The transformation of a neglected corner of south London into one with well designed homes, streets, spaces and places for the local community.

Client: Hyde Housing Association

Construction Value: £140m (across all sites)

Completion: 2014

Location: Southwark


  • RTPI Awards 2011, Sustainable Communities: Commended
  • London Planning Awards 2010, Best New Place to Live: Winner
  • Housebuilder Awards 2010, Best Regeneration Initiative: Winner
  • Evening Standard New Homes Award 2010, Best Regeneration Project: Winner
  • British Homes Awards 2010, Development of the Year: Commended
  • HCA Award 2010, Quality of Place Category: Highly Commended
  • Housing Design Awards 2010, Completed: Shortlisted
  • RTPI Awards 2010, City & Metropolitan Areas: Shortlisted
  • RICS Awards 2010, Regeneration: Shortlisted
  • Building for Life Awards: Gold Standard receipient
  • Housing Design Awards 2007, Project: Shortlisted
  • HomeBuilder Awards 2005: AJ Best Portfolio
  • Housing Design Awards 2005, Project: Winner

Image: Tim Crocker