Bourbon Lane

Winner of The Civic Trust Housing Award 2008, RIBA Housing Design Award 2008 and The English Partnerships Housing Scheme of the Year 2008

Bourbon Lane is an award-winning affordable housing scheme in the White City regeneration area of London. The landscape design aims to complement and enhance the site’s architecture while providing a high-quality and attractive outdoor environment for residents.

Design details:

  • Contemporary design and ecological principles are combined to create a stimulating and safe landscape for people of all ages and abilities
  • Simple paved mews spaces with distinctive tree planting help to give each housing block a clear individual identity
  • Space for domestic gardening is provided to create useful and delightful areas to escape daily life
  • A shared-surface ‘country lane’ unites the public, semi-private and public spaces, reducing the impact of the car and placing pedestrians as a priority
  • Specific surface treatments and details create a comprehensive landscape and character across the site
  • ArchitectsCartwright Pickard Architects, B+C & Delloye Architects
  • EngineersCampbell Reith Hill, Atelier Ten
  • LocationWhite City, London, W12, UK
  • Site area0.85 Hectares
  • ClientOctavia Housing and Care
  • Project value£9 million


Evening Standard Housing Design Award Winner

English Partnerships Housing Scheme of the Year Winner

RIBA London Region Housing Design Award

Civic Trust Award