This rooftop development is providing 31 additional new homes to Antony House and Roderick House in Southwark, London. The two existing residential, four storey blocks were built in the early 1950s and currently comprise 32 homes. Antony House and Roderick House are owned by the Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association, with this airspace development being carried out by Apex Airspace Development – a development company specialising in roof extensions and modular construction.
The neighbourhood has a variety of building types, from two storey houses to tower blocks. This rooftop development unlocks redundant roof space to create the new homes, which will contribute to Southwark’s Council desire, firstly, to increase the number of affordable homes in the borough, but secondly to also resist any loss to the existing housing stock, particularly family housing. This development addresses both of these desires by increasing the number of dwellings onsite and without demolition or the amalgamation of existing units.
Images from HTA Design LLP