Architect: dRMM

Garland Court
Wansey Street, London SE17



This excellent one-bedroom apartment with balcony is located on the fourth floor of Garland Court, an award-winning building designed by the renowned architects de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM).

The flat measures approximately 517 sq ft. The open-plan reception room and kitchen has a full-height glazed sliding door leading to a balcony with lovely views over surrounding rooftops. There is also an entrance hall, a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, and a bathroom.

Garland Court was built in 2006, as the pilot project for the Elephant & Castle Regeneration masterplan. The distinctive coloured façade is graded from canary yellow to vermilion, which creates a visual connection with the Victorian terraced houses in London stock brick to one side and the red-brick town hall to the other. The building provides a mix of private and social housing.

Following the completion of Garland Court, dRMM was named Public Housing Architect of the Year by Building Design. The magazine commended its ‘courageous new approach to public housing’. The project was also shortlisted for an RIBA Award, and the Grand Designs Magazine Awards.

Wansey Street is within a short walk of Elephant & Castle station, which offers Underground and National Rail services. St John’s Walworth Church of England primary school, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is just around the corner. Walworth Road has numerous retail outlets including a Marks & Spencer, and the historic East Street market is very close by.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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dRMM is a London-based studio of architects and designers, founded in 1995 by Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan. The practice takes pride in carrying out work that is innovative, high quality and socially useful. We have a track record of creating extraordinary architecture within the standard constraints of the construction industry. Our radical projects are led by site, client needs, concept and construction, rather than formulaic or style-based decisions. All of dRMM’s completed works have received critical acclaim and professional recognition. Our first project, in Southwark, won numerous awards including ‘RIBA London Building of the Year’ and most recently, our extension to Clapham Manor Primary School was shortlisted for the 2010 Stirling Prize (the Oscars of the architecture world).


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