A Closer Look at Hafer Road


Hafer Road, a housing development project in Clapham of 16 flats and maisonettes, was completed in 2016. Working closely with the developer Kuropatwa Limited, Wandsworth Council, On the Rise Housing Cooperative, Mark Fairhurst Architects carried out the technical design for the building achieving Building Regulations approval and applying for alterations to the planning scheme. Alterations included redesigning the glazing to the oriel windows overlooking the street in the first floor flats and glazed wall to the maisonettes light wells. The design created a minimal appearance with frameless glass windows along with new large format sliding doors in the living rooms allowing a seamless transition to the private gardens during the summer months.


The project was conceived by the existing tenants of a former council block and was reviewed in Evening Standard’s Homes and Property with an interview with tenants Adam and Billie who “love the simplicity of the space and the huge glass windows, which break down the division between inside and out and create a breeze in the summer.”


The drone video taken last summer shows the building within the context of the inner city site and proximity to central London and Clapham Common. The large solar array situated on a ‘brown roof’ (recycled earth from the original garden) provides renewable energy for the tenants. The video captures the tenants enjoying the warmer weather on balconies and terraces with planting and outdoor seating, one private light well has been customised with green wall and water feature providing a dynamic focal point for in the centre of the home.


For more information click on our portfolio link: – https://www.mark-fairhurst.co.uk/architecture-portfolio/housing-development-hafer-road-sw11/