Design

We believe in great design


Great design helps us achieve our ambition to build quality homes at scale for city makers and to drive innovation in housing.

We give simplicity character with real authenticity. We believe each building or development should relate to its surroundings and no two buildings should ever be the same. We are huge advocates of the city.

We take great care in our approach to reinvigorate lost sites in urban areas, remembering the past but equally striving for new ideas and technologies.

Our Pocket homes


The Pocket one bedroom home may look simple but it is extremely smart. As a space standard compliant one bedroom home, at 38 sqm/401 sq ft it provides all the necessary features for a first time buyer in an urban location.

The home is divided into 3 separate rooms – an open plan kitchen / living space, a bedroom with space for a full sized double bed, and a wetroom with large shower area.

A compact hallway joins each space and provides separation from each use. A dedicated utility cupboard in the hallway provides a space for household storage.

It is not just the use of space that makes a Pocket flat so clever, but the sense of space too. Each room in a Pocket home has large full height windows to maximise daylight and views.

A single floor finish is applied to the main rooms to unify the spaces. The home has space for a full double bed, sofa, tv stand, dining table – all the usual suspects you’d expect from a normal home – nothing folds out of the wall and you don’t have to make your bed from parts of the sofa every night.

Floor-to-ceiling windows for loads of natural light
Single floor finish to create continuity throughout the flat
Zoned lighting designed to delineate the living area
High ceilings
Neutral finishes
Minimal circulation area
Bags of storage

Our design partners


Working with leading handpicked architects

We aim to create a lasting legacy for London, developing buildings in well-connected locations across the city that add to the existing streetscape, and sometimes establishing new ones.

Pocket Living’s buildings are designed by leading architects, who follow a tight brief overseen by our Head of Design, Angharad Palmer. We work with large, well established architectural practices as well as smaller upcoming studios. Angharad ensures the right architects are matched to the right site and community.

Once an architect is appointed, our design team works closely with each practice to keep all our design quality standards front of mind and encourage the architects to achieve their full potential.

They must be advocates of the city just like us at Pocket, and relish the opportunity to work creatively within the constraints we’re often faced with working on challenging urban sites.

We also ensure the architects we work with share in our collective sense of responsibility for first time buyers who live in our Pocket homes. Our mission at Pocket goes beyond bricks and mortar, these are people’s lives, and they rely on us.