Black Architecture
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road
Waterloo Road
Modular solutions & awkward shaped sites don't usually mix: or do they?
 
Our challenge was to get prefabricated student bedroom modules to fit on a narrow, tapering site in Waterloo and still convince the planners that the originally consented office envelope would remain unaffected. Two previous attempts to redevelop the site had failed and any planning delay would jeopardise our client's chances of success. Black rationalised the scheme down to one consistent standard room module, optimising the output of the client's off site manufacturing facility. The completed Wellington Lodge development delivers a total of 146 bedrooms in a highly accessible location only minutes away from Waterloo Station, with a mix of 137 en suite bedrooms and 9 studios. Our philosophy is simple; if modern methods of construction are to be viable, the module needs to be the key design constraint and at Black we believe that from every constraint there is an opportunity just waiting to be discovered.
Client
Contractor
Fabricator

Sustainability
UNITE
Underwood Carpenter (CM)
Unite Modular Systems

BREEAM Multi Residential 'Very Good' rating
Offsite modular construction
Air source heat pumps
Biodiversity roof
Recycled aluminium windows