Haworth Tompkins worked with Peabody and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to implement a major regeneration project at the edge of the existing Silchester Estate, adjacent to Latimer Road Tube Station.

The tenure-blind development of 112 new homes delivers 75% affordable homes, providing family houses for social rent alongside shared ownership and sale apartments. The development was built in two phases to facilitate the direct rehousing of existing residents who wanted to be housed together at ground floor. All homes are dual aspect and achieve CFSH level 4.

“Haworth Tompkins have designed an exemplary residential project on a very challenging site; sensitively engaging with the existing context of the estate and improving the adjacent public realm.“

RIBA Judges Citation, RIBA National Awards
Integrating an existing twenty-storey tower, the new triangular urban block is designed around a communal garden and reinforces the character of traditional residential street patterns with active frontages, animating corners with new community spaces and retail. A new mews has been created alongside the railway viaduct, whose supporting arches will be brought into new commercial use.

The qualities of Peabody's existing 19C estates and traditional London terrace housing are reference points for the horizontal and vertical rhythm of the masonry facades. Surface articulation of rich buff and cream brick, vertical emphasis to openings, recessed balconies and deep brick reveals strengthen the facade's solidity and timeless quality.

Contract Details


Address: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London
Completion: Phase 1: July 2015, Phase 2: 2016
Client: Peabody
Contractor: MACE
Structural Engineer: Conisbee
Services Engineer: Designbrook & Max Fordham
Acoustic Consultants: Max Fordham
Quantity Surveyor: Bailey Garner
Artist: Nathan Coley
Community Artist: Constantine Gras

Civic Trust Award
RIBA National Award
RIBA London Award
New London Award
New London Award Mayor's Prize Commendation
The National Housing Awards:
Best Regeneration Project
The National Housing Awards:
Best Large Development shortlist