The husband and wife duo of Simon and Richenda Court have been instrumental in the redevelopment of the Joseph Lancaster site for Leathermarket Community Benefit Society in partnership with Southwark Council.
Simon, as Buxton Building’s Contracts Manager for the project, has successfully overseen the construction works drawing the project to completion and handover.
Richenda is a professional artist specialising in printmaking as well as an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers based at Bankside Gallery. Her prints are held in the Ashmolean Museum and V & A Museum and she is absolutely delighted to find out her print, Caissa’s Move, has been selected for the Joyce Newman House that her husband had built. It’s the first time their working circles have collided !!
Based upon the site of the old Joseph Lancaster Nursery in the middle of the Lawson Estate, Borough the scheme has provided 40 social-rent residential units comprising of 6 terrace houses and a 4, 6 and 8-storey linked block of flats, complete with alterations to existing parking, access roads, hard and soft landscaped communal area and children's play.
Designed by Bell Phillips architects, the project has been designed to meet the needs of existing residents on the Estate and in the Leathermarket area as a whole.