Prioritising pedestrian movements and making safe low-traffic streets is fundamental to creating communities and improving social connectedness. This in turn has an impact on children’s safety and their ability to play freely in their neighbourhood. The larger the sense of community the more freedom to roam. Arcus Road is a project for 36 homes for Phoenix Community Housing in Lewisham, London. It will be Certified Passivhaus and Net Zero Carbon, delivering a benchmark in Lewisham and funded by the GLA. Our design creates 3 terraces, 2 which step down the slope managing level changes and integrating sustainability with placemaking. The street section has been developed to integrate SUDS, incorporate parking whilst maximising usable landscape for residents, promoting small children’s play and social connectedness.
Development and New Business Manager leading Arcus Road