Clapham Baptist Church

  • Sector: Community & Education
  • Client: Clapham Baptist Church Trustees
  • Location: Wandsworth, London
  • Construction Cost: £400,000
  • Size: 470m2
  • Status: Ongoing

Our proposal here extends the Clapham Baptist Church with self-sustaining, social purpose housing. The new eight mixed size flats will give the church a community scale micro development that is independent of public funding in a housing market where commercial land banking blocks “Big Housing”. They will be offered for low rents to young people on median incomes through a new community Housing Group Rental Club for a maximum tenancy of five years. The aim is to let the flats below open market rents to allow the membership to save and get on the property ladder when they leave the group.

Environmental upgrades

  1. MVHR passive ventilation proposed
  2. Air source heat pumps