The Bourne Estate
Crafted and contextual approach to new council housing on listed estate
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Cover
 
This renowned and award winning project for Camden Council - to create new homes at the listed Bourne Estate in Clerkenwell - started as an invited competition up to planning stage, in which we were selected by residents due to our contextual approach to the new buildings.
 
The project provides 75 mixed tenure homes, in buildings which respond to the original architecture: fine brick detailing emulates the pride and care shown in the old buildings, while the footprints of the new blocks respond to those of the original 1905 estate. Maisonettes with entrances at ground level help to activate the public areas.
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Arched Tunnel
 
In keeping with the original buildings, the design includes new large arched entrances to the estate and secure shared access balconies for at most 3 flats, open to the air, as well as private balconies or gardens.
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Exterior
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Door
 
We were directly employed by the contractor, Higgins, for the construction phase of the project which was completed in 2017 and has attracted much attention and won several prestigious awards.

Completed 2017
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Brick Detailing
Matthew Lloyd Architects The Bourne Estate Exterior2
Awards
 
2018
Housing Design Awards
National
Overall Winner
2018
RIBA Regional Award
London
Winner
2017
Camden Design Awards
Camden
Winner