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More Heygate replacement housing revealed

Another five design teams for replacement housing for residents of the Heygate Estate have been announced.

dRMM: Harper Road site two
dRMM: Harper Road site two
S333: New Kent Road
S333: New Kent Road

A panel of Southwark Council officers, Heygate residents and the council's housing association partners, Family Mosaic, Affinity, London and Quadrant, Guinness Trust and Wandle made the following selections:
• de Rijke Marsh Morgan: Harper Road site two
• S333: New Kent Road
• Loates Taylor Shannon: Townsend Street
• Panter Hudspith: Royal Road
• Cartwright Pickard: Newington South

"Once again we have seen a stunning selection of designs submitted for the various sites," says Elephant and Castle development director Chris Horn. "The standards are extremely high so final selection is actually extremely difficult."

Six design teams were announced in June and a further four are due to be named this month.

Southwark hopes to inject fresh and modern designs into the often dull and standardised models of social housing by separating the housing association selection and architectural commissioning processes.

A competition panel of seventeen small to medium sized practices have been shortlisted to design the schemes. Architects have now been appointed for 11 of the 15 schemes which will replace the 1960s Heygate Estate.

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