Features include large windows, built-in wardrobes, 100% cycle storage and space-saving underfloor heating. Each apartment also benefits from its own balcony or patio area which acts as an additional private, social space as well as a large communal roof terrace at the top of the building.
Built to a high specification and sold at 20% below the market rate, Pocket Living worked with local authorities to deliver intermediate housing, without grant. The apartments are designed to achieve Lifetimes Homes, Secured by Design and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 requirements, no mean feat for affordable housing. Code Level 4 is achieved through ground source heat pumps sufficient to supply the flats with all their heating and hot water.
Client Pocket Living
Size 5 storey building
2012 – British Homes Awards, ‘Apartment Building’ (Highly Commended) 2012 – Evening Standard New Homes Awards – ‘Affordable Homes’ & ‘First Time Buy’
2013 – FTB Awards- ‘Architectural Design’ (Shortlisted)
2013 – RICS Awards, ‘Best Residential Scheme’
2013 – RIBA Awards – ‘Best Residential Scheme’