Jason Lee House

Peter Barber Architects, London, 2010


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  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
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  • Section C-C (eastern courtyard)    
  • Section D-D (southern courtyard)    
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Hostel with 18 bedrooms that replaces and extends an existing night shelter in an Edwardian house

The hostel provides homeless people accommodation and support for stays of between three to nine months. Rather than concealing the hostel a white rendered cassette with a tapered, cantilevered radius end, which contains an ensuite unit, projects beyond the original residence.

The ground floor has been opened up and extended to form a large multi-purpose area that looks on to a secluded, informal courtyard enclosed by seven ensuite units, a training kitchen and a laundry.

The new construction around the courtyard is pushed out to the site perimeter. From here, the roof slopes upwards, maximising the height of the courtyard glazing so that clients have the option of receiving plenty of natural light.

The existing building has been made lighter and brighter, although it retains the existing cellular construction on the upper levels as living accommodation, the hostel avoids institutional corridors.


  • Begun: Dec 2009
  • Completed: Dec 2010
  • Floor area: 470m2
  • Sectors: Civic, Residential
  • Total cost: £1.2M
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • CO2 Emissions: 59.3kg/m2/year
  • Address: York Road, Ilford, London, IG1 3AD, United Kingdom

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