Beaufort Court

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, London, 2003


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Beaufort Court meets community space/rough sleepers' flats 

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  • Beaufort Court meets community space/rough sleepers    
  • Flats above maisonettes    
  • Hermitage Villas, a terrace of three and four-bed houses    
  • On Lillie Road next to the 1912 block    
  • Recreational court in the centre of the scheme    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third and fourth floor plan    
  • Fifth floor plan    
  • Section AA    
  • Implementation of prefabricated elements    
  • Implementation of prefabricated elements    

High density affordable housing scheme in south-west London, which explores the potential of a hybrid form of prefabrication

The scheme consists of sixty-five units of housing on a restricted urban site, located within an area of residential, retail and commercial uses. The unit sizes range from one bedroom flats to large family houses. The high density has accommodation split between shared ownership, key worker and rental provision.

New communal facilities, including a tenant’s meeting room and an all-weather play court unite the new development with the adjacent 1912 Peabody housing estate. There is a strong sustainability agenda with the building fabric providing high thermal and acoustic performance.

Walls and floors are constructed in the factory as welded panels composed of light-gauge steel elements. The bathroom pods are also structured in light-gauge steel and designed to be an integral part of the structure. Panels and pods are sized to fall within the normal vehicle load restrictions for an inner London site.

Fully braced crosswalls provide stability front-to-back, combined with decked floor panels acting as diaphragms in both directions.


  • Begun: Mar 2002
  • Completed: 2003
  • Floor area: 5,325m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £7.5M
  • Tender date: 2001
  • Procurement: PPC 2000/negotiated
  • Address: Beaufort Court, Lillie Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1UA, United Kingdom

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