Coopers Road Phases I & II

London, UK

A major urban regeneration project for the London Borough of Southwark and the Peabody Trust involving the demolition of several 1960’s blocks of flats and their replacement with mixed-tenure low rise housing. The consultation with tenants prior to decanting was extensive, with subsequent consultation for Phase II.


Circulation around the estate shapes the public spaces between the blocks and the courtyard gardens offer secure private space. The ground floor apartments have individual gardens enhancing the sense of ownership.


‘Home Zones’ were developed to assist in the control of parking, pedestrian safety, traffic calming and to reduce the impact of motor vehicles. Cycle storage, recycling and CHP (Combined Heat and Power) were fundamental to meet the sustainability aspirations of the scheme. Native hedge planting has significantly increased the biodiversity of the site.



  • Received an Ecohomes Award
  • CABE Building for Life Standard
  • Shortlisted: HBF/WWF Sustainable New Homes Award, 2004
  • National HomeBuilder Design Awards Commendation, 2005
  • Daily Mail Housebuilders’ Award, 2005
  • The Civic Trust Awards, Commendation, 2006
  • Finalist: Well Designed and Well Built Category – ASC Award for Sustainable Communities, 2007


Client: London Borough of Southwark / Peabody Trust

Architect: ECD Architects Ltd

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