Shared outdoor spaces on mixed tenure developments

Social Life was commissioned by London and Quadrant (L&Q) housing association to assess the social value of the shared courtyard and garden spaces on their mixed tenure schemes.

Many existing L&Q housing schemes have shared courtyard spaces for residents of different tenures. Social Life focused on four housing schemes to use as case studies – Acton Gardens (Ealing), Eltham Baths (Greenwich), Creekside West Greenwich (Greenwich), and Silwood Estate (Lewisham). Insights were gathered from residents of these developments to find out what works, and what doesn’t. We worked with architect Roland Karthaus, to generate a set of design recommendations for L&Q's future developments.