Video: Lessons from a visit to three alternative housing sites in south London
On 4 February 2015, a group of researchers and stakeholders visited three alternative housing sites in Forest Hill in south London:
- Walters Way, a street of houses constructed using the Walter Segal self-build method;
- Featherstone Lodge, site of a future co-housing development;
- and Havelock Walk, a mews of live/work dwellings
The site visit followed an earlier thematic workshop which explored how alternative housing can be part of the solution to London’s housing supply crisis. Visiting these three sites – which are all at different stages of development – offered a chance to see first-hand the potential of and the obstacles faced by alternative housing schemes in London.
Video by Ricardo Leizaola and Louise Boer