Peabody Avenue

London, UK

Peabody Avenue is a fine example of the early provision of social housing built by the Peabody Trust and completed in 1885. Haworth Tomkins scheme cleverly links the existing buildings with a new L shaped block at the southern end, an area that suffered extensive bob damage during the blitz during WWII. Peabody Avenue has a highly distinctive character and is protected by Conservation Area status. A row of historic London plane trees down its centre is approximately 280 metres long and has significant impact on the quality and character of the open space.


We were commissioned to design a substantially upgraded avenue surface, design new play areas, a ball court and community garden facilities. Substantial works to preserve the historic trees in the avenue have taken place. The landscape works have played their part in revitalising a neglected area of Pimlico.



  • Conservation area



  • Housing Design Awards – Project Winner – 2010
  • Housing Design Awards – Built 2011
  • NLA Award – ‘Living’ Built Winner 2011


Client: The Peabody Trust

Architect: Howarth Tomkins

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