St Matthew's Key Worker Block

PRP Architects, ZEDfactory, London, 2007


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Block of 12 energy efficient one and two bedroom flats built on an infill plot as part of the wider masterplan to regenerate the St Matthew's Estate

The four storey block was developed to demonstrate how housing associations can adopt environmental principles.

All living rooms face south with large windows and direct access to south-facing winter gardens and balconies. These the sun rooms are two metres deep which is large enough to fit a table and chairs

Water heating is provided by solar panels and thermal panels fitted on the roof, or by a wood pellet burning boiler. Energy bills are expected to be less than £98 per year.


  • Completed: 2007
  • Floor area: 1,400m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £1.9M
  • Funding: Housing Corporation grant
  • Address: St Matthew's Estate, Brixton, London, SW2 1NL, United Kingdom

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