Knights Walk: Alternative to Demolition

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2015-10-25

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Architects for Social Housing were asked by the residents of Knights Walk - a low rise part of a housing estate in Kennington, South London - to come up with alternatives to the demolition of their homes. Demolition for many of these residents - many go home were elderly - would mean they would be forcibly removed from their homes, committees and support networks as they would be unable to afford to move into the redeveloped estate.

Although Lambeth council didn't pursue our design proposal, the project was a success, resulting as it did in the retention of half of the homes on the estate, enabling the residents who campaigned against the demolition of their homes to stay in their homes.

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Knights Walk, Alternative to Demolition, Lambeth Council, Housing campaign, George Finch, Architects for Social Housing (ASH)

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Dening, G. (2015) Knights Walk: Alternative to Demolition.

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Institute of Architecture