Pocket Living wins another design award

An innovative affordable housing scheme aimed at first time buyers in Wandsworth has won its third prestigious design award.

Earlier this year Pocket Living’s housing scheme in Mapleton Crescent was honoured in the RIBA London awards 2019 for its attractive design, high standard of accommodation and pioneering construction method. Its striking design also recently won a New London Architecture Award. Now it has been named “Best Design” in this year’s National Housing Awards

Wandsworth’s Green Ambition

The Borough of Wandsworth has set itself the target of becoming inner-London’s greenest inner borough, going carbon neutral by 2030 and being a zero-emission council by 2050.

Opposition to Heathrow expansion, reducing waste, encouraging recycling, tree planting and making council buildings more efficient are cited as examples of the Council’s actions.

Other environmental initiatives have included switching to LED street lighting, promoting electric vehicles and introducing a huge number of electric charging points around the borough, as well as encouraging residents to join car clubs, with Wandsworth now boasting the highest membership in London.

Talk on the National Park City movement

On 24 Julythe Friends of Wandsworth Common is hosting Daniel Raven-Ellison, founder of the National Park City movement, for a talk on ‘Wild Cities’. Dan – a National Geographic explorer and self-styled guerilla geographer – has been the driving force in London’s being declared the world’s first ever National Park City. He is an inspirational speaker with a passion for ‘rewilding’, encouraging biodiversity and re-engaging with nature.

More details of the event and booking can be found here