Burridge Gardens

This regeneration project involved the masterplanning, design, and construction of a 1930s Peabody estate in St. John’s Hill, Clapham Junction.

The exterior of a new-build brick block of flats with balconies, with a planted interior courtyard

Key information







Year of Completion

2016 (Phase 1) / 2023 (Phase 2)





A social and private housing redevelopment delivered in three phases, we provided MEP, Environmental Design, Sustainability Consultancy, acoustic advice, and planning support for phases one and two, and concept design and support for planning submission for phase three. 

The scheme will double the number of homes on the site to 684, including 54 specialist extra-care homes for older people and 242 homes for social rent. The project is also providing community facilities, retail, and over 13,000m2 of new communal open space.

The project has been developed in extensive consultation with residents of the existing estate, the surrounding area and the local planning authority. A post-occupancy survey revealed that residents felt well informed about their future homes, more than seven out of 10 residents live next to at least four of their old neighbours, and 85% say they enjoying life on the new estate.

Ambitious energy strategy

Working closely with Hawkins\Brown Architects, and aligned with best-practice at the time, we designed an energy strategy that exceeded targets set by Wandsworth Council and Greater London Authority's Energy Team. A centralised energy centre provides combined heat and power (CHP) and generates heat for the entire site, distributed through a district heating network. A significant proportion of electrical demand is supplied by a large array of roof mounted photovoltaic panels, and the district heating network minimises heat losses and is adaptable for any future decarbonisation of the estate. 

All the homes were designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, while the commercial spaces meet BREEAM 'Excellent' standard. 

Challenging acoustics

Burridge Gardens sits next to the busiest railway line in Europe, with over 2,000 trains passing each day causing very high levels of noise and vibration. 

A key challenge for our acoustics team was to reduce noise for the homes closest to the railway. Following extensive noise and vibration surveys, we established requirements for facade performance and building vibration isolation. Our acoustics and MEP teams worked closely together to design a natural ventilation scheme with noise attenuation, allowing residents to open their windows without disturbance from the trains outside.