Practice is first to win project through south London borough’s new Architect Design Services framework
Daykin Marshall Studio has become the first architecture practice to win work through a new Southwark council framework for design services.
The West Dulwich practice, which was shortlisted for BD’s Young Architect of the Year Awards in 2018, will design around a dozen new council homes for an infill site on the nearby Lordship Lane Estate. The plot is currently occupied by garages.
Southwark launched its Architect Design Services (ADS1) framework last year with the intention of connecting local firms with projects. More than 100 teams have been selected to take part.
Daykin Marshall director Mark Marshall said the Lordship Lane lot had been set up specifically to help smaller practices to get into public sector work.
“It has worked for us,” he said. “We’re really excited to be coming out of lockdown with a nice big project to get our teeth into.”
Although Daykin Marshall was set up in 2009, Lordship Lane will be its first public sector commission, however it has extensive experience in private-sector housing.
Stephanie Cryan, Southwark’s cabinet member for housing, said the studio had demonstrated “excellent local knowledge” and enthusiasm for the project during the interview process.
“Residents were also impressed with their responses,” she said. “We are confident they will create high-quality designs that our residents will be proud of.”