odessa street

Location: Rotherhithe, London
Client: Hollybrook Homes
Status: Planning consented 2016

Competition winning scheme
Panter Hudspith Architects were appointed in May 2015 by Hollybrook Homes to design a scheme to regenerate Odessa Street, Rotherithe. The site had been earmarked for development by the council and allocated a 25 unit target. The client tasked us with achieving double this in the competition.

Extensive pre-app discussions
Through regular workshops with London Borough of Soithwark planning department, a number of public consultations and extensive daylight and sunlight testing, we managed to achieve planning consent for 74 homes.

Bespoke plan form
The proposed redevelopment provides two buildings with residential homes around a shared central courtyard. The scheme benefits from a unique plan configuration that enables almost all of the homes to have river views. The plan form and stepped massing is tailored specifically to the site, to limit the impact on the neighbours and maximise the land use.

Reconnecting the Thames Path
The site offers spectacular and unique views north and south along the waterfront and the scheme regeneration will enable the provision of one of the final missing sections of River Thames walkway on the Southwark riverfront, by demolishing a redundant nightclub that blocked the path. An extensive area of high quality public realm and a new cafe/restaurant will enables the scheme aim to take full advantage of the riverfront setting.
illustrative site plan
splayed plan configuration affords maximum percentage of homes to have river views
visual - one of the final pieces of the Southwark riverside walkway is opened up
visual - cafe provides activity onto riverside walkway with great views of Thames
visual - lower building onto Odessa Street retains scale of townscape
visual - the building massing steps down to align with the immediate context
visual - the building is orientated to form a vista along odessa street
a dilapidated crane, redundant youth club and disused nightclub formed the site
unique plan form provides over 80% of homes in both buildings with river views