Vassall Road Housing and Healthcare Centre

Tony Fretton Architects, London, 2008


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The building steps up one storey where the maisonettes meet the apartments 

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  • The building steps up one storey where the maisonettes meet the apartments    
  • Balconies play an active role in street life    
  • Exterior    
  • View of balconies    
  • Brick exterior treated with mineral paint    
  • Close-up view of brick exterior    
  • View up to balconies    
  • Exterior    
  • Landscaped area between Fretton    
  • Opage glass bay windows    
  • Mirror-polished wall in reception area    
  • Bay window with opaque glazing    
  • Residential interior    
  • Residential interior detail    
  • Balcony detail    
  • Residential interior    
  • Plans and section    
  • Site map     
  • Maisonette plan     
  • Maisonette section     
  • Sketch 1    
  • Sketch 2    
  • Sketch 3    

Doctor's surgery with residential accommodation on upper floors

The building is similar in height to the adjacent estate. The scale and form of windows derives from the villas and terraced houses in the area. Facades are in brick and lightly over-painted with mineral paint to simulate the aged quality of the brickwork in the surrounding villas.

Two 2-bedroom flats and seven 2-bedroom maisonettes are provided in the floors above the surgery.

The rear elevation is stepped back at first floor level, and the area of ground between the scheme and Healy House is laid out as a wide planted pavement.


  • Begun: Oct 2006
  • Completed: Mar 2008
  • Sectors: Residential, Healthcare
  • Total cost: £2.4M
  • Tender date: Feb 2006
  • Procurement: JCT SFBC 98
  • CO2 Emissions: 21kg/m2/year
  • Address: Vassall Road, London, SW9, United Kingdom

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