Lingham Court

Lingham Court

2003 - 2005

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Lingham Court is Metropolitan Housing Trust’s competition-winning extra-care scheme for Lambeth Social Services. Our brief was to build 30 affordable flats to wheelchair standards without any funding assistance, and PTE developed a concept that would achieve this brief from the sale of contemporary quality housing on the same site.

The scheme also had to meet the challenge posed by the site’s position over two underground Tube lines by using light gauge steel panels prefabricated off site for both the floors and load bearing walls. Bathrooms and wheelchair accessible kitchens were also prefabricated off site as ‘pods’ and lifted fully furnished into place.

The distinctive form of the building is derived from the arrangement of the sheltered flats in two crescents, creating a southwest-facing private garden which provides a tranquil external space in this busy urban location. The street face on the Clapham Road consists of a five storey block with a retail unit at ground floor. Nestling between the crescent and the street frontage segment is the ‘egg tower’, which provides a focal point for the scheme.


  • British Homes Award 2007
  • Housing Design Project Award 2006
  • National Homebuilder Design Award 2006