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New Flats and Commercial Premises, New Cross, London

archipeleco were appointed by Affinity Housing Group (in conjunction with the New Cross NDC) to design a new building on a prominent site in New Cross, London. The building has commercial premises on the ground floor and six one and two-bed flats above.

After extensive consultation with Lewisham Council planning department, the design evolved to form a gateway to the mews beyond. The entrance to the ground floor commercial unit is positioned on the corner for prominence. The façade is brought right to the edge of the pavement to capture passing trade. The upper floors are set back for privacy with each flat having it’s own private balcony. The façade is clad in copper sheeting and facing brickwork.

archipeleco was also responsible for the masterplan for the mews development adjacent to this site for the NDC.