Sheppard Robson and CTU shortlisted for the NLA's housing ideas competition

16th September 2015

London's housing problems are never far from the media and political spotlight. Addressing the challenges the capital faces, New London Architecture challenged architects, designers, developers and councils to find solutions to these issues.

Responding to this brief, we have teamed up with Camden Town Unlimited (the area’s Business Improvement District) to submit a new idea for New London Architecture’s housing competition. This revolves around improving the speed, scale and quality of housing supply through a new financial model and empowering new types of organisations to deliver housing and employment space. Sheppard Robson’s idea has been shortlisted with the winner announced later this year.

The idea includes:

  • Questioning the current financial structure and quality of the Private Rental Sector (PRS) and shared home ownership
  • A customisable modular solution specific to Camden but adaptable to other locations, ranging from studio flats to a four-bed courtyard house
  • This range of accommodation can be subdivided and arranged alongside co-working office and retail spaces, with PRS income helping subsidise economic workplaces for start-ups