Mercator Road, Lewisham

Written by Charles Smith Architectural Assistant

Affordable modern housing for the first time buyer who is priced out of the property market but salaried out of social housing - this is the brief for the design. We have been commissioned to take forward an existing design and carry out RIBA Stages 4 – 7 on this exciting project in South East London.

The scheme was initially designed and submitted for planning by another architect, we have then taken this scheme on to develop the detailed design and oversee the construction process. The design includes 25 one-bed ‘Pocket’ sizes apartments and a two-bed bed penthouse apartment spread over 4 stories with secure cycle storage and a communal terrace at lower ground level.


  • Housing


Pocket Living




The design takes inspiration from its surrounding context, taking materiality from the 20th century developments to the east and typical plot sizes in the west. The external finishes consist of dark grey and pale grey brick with timber louvres at the core and on several windows, whilst grey aluminum cladding wraps the rear of the second floor.

Go to Build

“We sell well-designed, local and affordable homes so people who make a city can also make it their home. The exciting thing about Pocket homes is that they’re at least 20% cheaper than the surrounding market rate”

Pocket Living


We were appointed to carry out stages 4 to 7 of the RIBA Plan of Work which is due for completion by winter 2016.

Throughout the project we have been working closely with contractors and consultants to ensure a high quality finish is achieved, this includes a bespoke steel staircase and a louvered timber entrance screen.

The Team

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