Client: Southern Housing Group
Status: Limited competition entry

A design competition was launched after the client concluded shortcomings in the internal layout of the existing housing could only be addressed through redevelopment. This also offered an opportunity to improve the external environment including the parking.

Newground’s entry proposes a naturally ventilated atrium as a top-lit circulation and social hub for the new housing. Most of the parking is below the atrium podium,
which is accessed through a double-height lobby accommodating lifts and stairs. Duplexes surround the parking and can be accessed directly off the street with front doors animating the public realm.

cross section through atrium