TS&JT Architecture & Design

Morpeth Road

Peabody housing competition Hackney, London

The social and architectural legacy of Peabody is inspiring. Peabody has a history of building simple, generous and robust buildings that have become a familiar London typology in their own right.

Drawing on this legacy, our scheme for the Morpeth Road site proposes a series of elegant brick pavilions linked by a robust ‘rusticated’ garden wall constructed in dog-toothed brickwork. Two housing types are provided: single detached family houses and paired blocks of two one-bed, two person flats, with all four flats sharing a communal entrance off the street, with access through to a bin store and both into the gardens on Gore Road as well as into the gardens attached to that block.

The rusticated wall creates a strong street-edge, where previously there was none, and securely encloses the gardens belonging to each home. The bow ends of the pavilions allow the rooms behind to project into the gardens giving generous and interesting internal spaces, in addition to extending the length of garden facade, adding interest to the street scene and referencing a well known London typology.

  • View along Morpeth Road.

  • Site plan.

  • Ground and first floor plans.

  • Communal entrance.