Century House comprises 154 apartments on nine levels and includes 37% affordable homes and a large number of family units, the majority of which are dual-aspect. The upper floors benefit from fantastic views across London and access to a series of generous roof terraces. A south-facing, private communal garden sits at the heart of the scheme providing an attractive, secluded space for relaxation.
The existing pedestrian environment is significantly improved by setting the building back from the street and increasing the landscaped area in front of the building to create a generous public space. An office for L&Q Housing Association is incorporated on the ground floor which will serve local residents; the open and accessible glazed frontage and clearly defined entrances on all sides of the building create a safe and inviting place for local residents. A palette of traditional and contemporary materials has been carefully chosen to harmonise with the existing buildings in the area.
This distinctive building aims to unlock Bermondsey’s tremendous potential enhancing the public domain, connecting communities and helping to spread regeneration into Southwark. The scheme was granted planning permission in 2010 and is now under construction.