• Architecture
  • Housing

Bolanachi Building, Southwark


The Bolanachi Building is part of the Bermondsey Spa regeneration masterplan and is one of the early medium-rise, high density schemes designed under the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and GLA initiatives.

138 homes are provided around either an external entrance atrium or a landscaped podium courtyard over car parking. Commercial space provides an active street frontage to Spa Road. The scheme is clad in green-grey aluminium; when cut away for balconies or the atrium, a timber-clad heart is revealed.

Half the homes are for private sale and the other is shared ownership/affordable housing. Family units are linked to ground or podium level gardens, with flats orientated to take best advantage of views and sunlight.

Project Details:

A tenure-neutral marriage of varied housing types in LB Southwark.

Client: Hyde Housing Association

Construction Value: £20m

Completion: 2009

Location: Southwark


  • Housing Design Awards 2010, Completed: Shortlisted
  • Building for Life 2010: Gold Standard
  • Housing Design Awards 2007, Project: Shortlisted

Image: Tim Crocker