Making a difference with modular construction
One of Pocket’s modular schemes in north Lambeth, Sail Street SE11
New Greater London Authority targets mean that London will lead the way for zero carbon homes in the UK
We are pleased and proud that the Greater London Authority (or GLA) are championing a drive towards zero-carbon homes in the UK. Last week we welcomed our environmental consultants XCO2 to talk us through how this new policy will work for us.
Since January we have launched seven schemes across five boroughs and moved many city makers into their first homes. The Pocket team have been hard at work!
And we are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for our contribution to affordable housing across London with these four awards:
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.
The back of Western Road UB2 overlooking the garden
Our latest Pocket building on Western Road in the heart of Southall is complete with Pocket owners settled in and enjoying their homes. I am sure you will agree that this is one handsome building! There are 36 one bedroom homes at Western Road UB2, all sold for £165,000 and designed for us by the architectural practice JTP.
Tomorrow London goes to the polls to elect a new Mayor of London. The Mayor is responsible for making London a great place to live, work and visit. For example the Mayor is responsible for things such as policing, transport and the fire service. But significantly for first time buyers, the Mayor has important housing powers. The Mayor must produce a housing strategy to invest in London’s housing and to meet the needs of London’s growing population.
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.
Sunny afternoons were made for Chatsworth Road, the perfect place to grab a coffee and while away a few hours. This road in Hackney has an eclectic mix of independent shops, from antique dealers & home-ware boutiques to delis & green grocers. One of our favourite places to stop is Triangle.
Become a homeowner in the area where you grew up – Pocket makes it happen!
The idea of buying a home where you grew up seems a bit of a pipe-dream – pie in the sky even! And so it may be for many Londoners, but Pocket is trying hard to make it possible for as many city makers as possible to own a home in their local area.
We are very proud to introduce Thomas Golden. You may have already spotted him in the Metro this morning, his is one of the buyers of Pocket’s compact homes in Oak Grove NW2.
Thomas and his mum on handover day.
Over the coming months Lizzie from Small Space People is blogging for us, bringing lots of tips and ideas for living small and decor inspiration. Her blog is all about making your small home your own in clever, crafty ways.
Making a small space feel bigger is something that you’ve probably really struggled with at some point…I know I have. It’s a massive pain that you want to have a huge living room with a giant corner sofa and loads of bookcases, but we all know that when you live small, that’s just a distant dream.