Making a difference with modular construction
One of Pocket’s modular schemes in north Lambeth, Sail Street SE11
Mountearl Gardens SW16 is another great example of the way Pocket Living brings architectural quality to areas of London popular with first time buyers. We’re really proud of our latest scheme which made creative use of this site set on the corner of the handsome estate off Leigham Court Road. Previously home to old garages, we worked with HKR Architects to create a building comprised of one, two and three storey blocks that optimises the site without compromising the views of existing residents.
Being assembled this week are the lego-like units of our latest scheme in Lambeth, Mountearl Gardens SW16. These 32 homes in Streatham are replacing disused garages and will help local first time buyers get onto the property ladder.
On track to deliver 127 new Pocket homes in Lambeth in 2016
It’s all happening in Lambeth! Having just started building our latest development Mountearl Gardens SW16 in Streatham, Pocket has this corner of London on the brain. One of the boroughs where city makers most want to buy their first home is Lambeth, and what’s not to like?! Lambeth stretches all the way from the River Thames (overlooking Westminster) through multicultural Brixton, down to leafy Streatham. There’s something for everyone, and we are underway with Pocket schemes dotted from the top of the borough to the bottom, between them delivering 127 affordable Pocket homes, most of them one bedroom.
Construction at Wynne Road SW9 is well underway, and having started last week on-site at Mountearl Gardens SW16 we are really excited about the innovative modular construction methods we’re using, working with Donban Contracting UK, to reduce construction times and improve economies of scale – getting these homes delivered sooner. Sail Street and Juxon Street are due to start construction January 2016, using this same innovative approach. Here’s a round-up of all our upcoming Lambeth schemes:
Go to Glastonbury? Or keep local, stay dry, sleep in a nice warm bed?
Getting muddy at Glastonbury this weekend? It’s obviously the icon of all festivals – but there is another way. At Pocket we like to skip the horrors of the M4, the queues for the showers, the mud up to our knees. We like to stay local and enjoy the festival spirit a bit closer to home… with the promise of a guaranteed shower and a warm bed at the end of the day! Wherever you live in London, there’s almost certainly a festival of sorts in your local area. They might not all be the Notting Hill Carnival, but small and intimate beats big and brash every time in our book (just like our flats!). We’ve done a quick scan of all the areas where our city makers are most likely to live, and come up with this roundup of London’s local festivals taking place this summer, and beyond.