Unity Place is a social housing scheme for Brent Council – part of the South Kilburn Estate Regeneration. It replaces the Gloucester House and Durham Court high-rise blocks with 235 new homes for social rent in a medium-rise development with lively streets, gardens and accessible play space.
Within a masterplan by FCBStudios, the development was designed by FCBStudios, Gort Scott, Alison Brooks Architects and Grant Associates. Each practice designed a part of the site, with individual buildings taking a unified approach that draws on the local terrace, mansion house and villas.
The buildings range from 4-8 storeys, have doors on the street and have a sense of urban domesticity, which restores the character and scale of this part of London.
The winner of the award will be announced in November.